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Is Surrogacy the Journey Meant for You?
by Nicole and Josh, Intended Parents; and submitted by Christine Rush, Case Manager, Northern California?, The Surrogacy SOURCE, December 4, 2010
Any woman who has dreamed of having a child dreams of what it will be like to be pregnant … the joy of seeing your belly grow, the excitement of feeling your baby kick and the amazement of giving birth to a child.
For some though, carrying a child is not an option. So what is next? Where do you go from here?
Is surrogacy the journey that is meant for you?
For my husband and I, our surrogacy journey was one of the most beautiful and emotional rides we will probably ever encounter. Making the decision to have someone carry our baby was not something we took lightly. You are putting your trust in someone whom you most likely don’t know, to carry the one thing that you want so badly.
How do you come to a place where you are OK with the decision? A baby is the end result, and once that precious baby is born, you truly will forget all the struggles it took to bring them into the world.
After our journey through surrogacy and the arrival of our baby daughter, I completely forgot about the years and all the tears of trying to conceive. The only thing that mattered was my child and the love I felt for the woman who brought her into our lives. Not everyone will have the same connection that I felt with my surrogate, but the end result is what matters.
Today, I speak with my surrogate at least once a week. The bond we created over the 9-month pregnancy has even grown after she was born. I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason and I was meant to have a surrogate mother to carry my children. It is not something I would have chosen to do, but one that I know was meant to be.
I will cherish the surrogacy experience forever and can’t wait to share the special journey with my children one day.
Pictured above : Nicole and Josh with their surrogate, Christine Rush
Christine Rush, The Surrogacy SOURCE's Case Manager for Northern California
Christine Rush brings passion, dedication and sincerity to each and every case she is involved with at the Surrogacy SOURCE. As a two-time gestational surrogate, Christine understands the immeasurable emotional reward this experience brings to all parties. ??
Surrogacy is a life-changing event for all parties involved, and Christine is dedicated to keeping all lines of communication open during this unique process. She has achieved her dream of continuing to help people in need of a surrogate mother to have the family they've always dreamed of.
“There is no better feeling than making someone’s dreams of a family come true."
Christine welcomes you to the amazing journey of surrogacy!"
Nicole and Josh, Intended Parents
"My husband and I have been together for almost 14 years ... seven of those as husband and wife. When we starting trying to conceive, I was only 27, but if we knew now what it was going to take to have our first baby, we would have started many years ago. After four years of trying to conceive naturally, then through IVF, struggling though numerous fertility-related surgeries and multiple miscarriages, our first child was finally born in early 2010.
"We decided to have a surrogate after our doctor informed us that I had a severe bicornuated uterus, and the chances of carrying a baby to full term, if ever, were slim. We were done with the fertility drugs and the needles, and since the only problem was that I could not carry a baby I knew surrogacy was for us … the thought that we could still have our own biological child through a surrogate gave us hope. What a true miracle in so many ways!"