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My name is Kerry and I live in Adelaide. My husband and I have been trying for a child for 9 years with no success, I suffer severely from PCOS and have spent all of this time on IVF and other fertility treatments. My cousin offered to carry a child for us about 3 years ago now so we looked into a gestational surrogacy arrangement which is where she carries our embryo and fullfills our lifelong dream to become parents. After extensive legal, social, physcological and medical investigations into my husband and I and her and her husband and 2 children we were given permission from the ACT ethics committee to commence into a surrogacy agreement. I can proudly say that after all the heartache of the past 9 years my cousin delivered to us a beautiful healthy baby boy!!
I believe that she is just the most amazing woman and I could go on for hours what it is that she has done by giving us this very precious gift but I am now just so overwhelmed that she has offered to do it again. we go for our embryo transfer on March the 7th in Canberra and we are all just so excited that we are going to have another baby a little brother or sister for our little boy Ethan.
I would like to just be able to have people to talk to who have maybe done this also or simply who would just like to chat about it.
Wow! What a fabulous gift for you and your partner! It is so wonderful to hear lovely stories like this :) Congratulations on your baby boy!!
what a great women, i dont think i could ever do it. feeling it grow and bonding then giving birth. she must be a very unselfish individual. im glad that it worked out for you all. congratulations and good luck for the future.
Congratulations on you baby boy! Truly the gift of life is the most amazing and precious gift of all.
Congratulations!! What a wonderful gift you have been given!! :)
Wow thats wonderful
I think i could do it for some one, well i like to think i could if ever the situation arose. :)
Good luck to you
Just wondering - did you have to adopt your own biological child? Or is your name the one on the birth certificate? Asking because my sister has chronic endometriosis and almost died with complications having her son - she has asked whether I would consider carrying a child for her. I dont want my name on a birth certificate and then on adoption papers as a birth mother if the baby isn't my child.. along with a lot more less trivial reasons... :confused:
When our son was born my cousin filled in the paperwork for the birth as my husband being the father not her husband. They can't dispute this as he is the biological father, therefore she gave sole custody of our son to my husband and he is his father and I am his legal guardian ( on paperwork) my cousin has forfeited all parenting rights to my husband. But you are correct in saying that I (biological mother & MUM) am not on his birth certificate because I did not give birth to him we are currently putting through a private members bill to parliament to have the law changed in regards to this so as all states will follow the A.C.T laws where the biological parents are on the birth certificate together in the instance of surrogacy but we have a long hard fight on our hands. at the end of the day everybody knows who the real parents are and that is all that matters, as long as one of you are on the birth certificate you dont have any problems.
Congratulations on your son, and your soon to be bubs:D
what a wonderful, selfless thing your cousin has done for you, and to be willing to do it twice, is just awesome, what a lovely soul she must be.:)
That is such an awesome thing your cousin has done... dont think you would find many people like her!! Congrats on your soon to be bub too!!:)
That is an amazing gift. Now that is what I call.. FAMILY :)
WOW This story is amazing!!
I am so glad this has all worked out for all of you.
And like many more have said your cousin is an amazing lady,I am so happy for both you.
Your husband & you have finally been given the gift of a beautiful baby & now you are having another, this selfless gesture brings tears to my eyes. xx
what a wonderful gift your cousin has given you!!
i also have pcos so know the heartbreak involved.
goodluck with baby number2!! :smiliedance:
How fabulous!!! :smiliedance:
Congratulations on your baby. It is incredible being a mother. Although I don't know what it must have been like for you trying to concieve, I too was told I would never have a child. So I do know the feeling of helplessness when you find out you cannot have children.
Your cousin must be an amazing woman. She has given the ultimate gift, the gift of life to you and your husband. :yelclap:
Thank you for sharing your story, it is so nice to hear positive things! I am just so happy for you. :D
Best of luck with Ethan and the next bub :)
hello i am the other way i need a TS [TRADIONAL SURROGATE] with not that many friends and most of my family are boys i can ask them i have tried IVF and donor which didnt happen for me but it is so good to hear that there are success stories:smiliedance:
Sorry to take so long to get back to you but have had a lot going on these last 2 weeks. No I havnt heard of that surro group can you tell me more?
Embryo's, :( well unfortunately we have just used the last one 2 weeks ago for transfer into my cousin but it didnt like being thawed so it started to fragment but we were in canberra already so they still transferred it into my cousin but we havnt acheived a pregnancy. As you can imagine we are all devastated and dont know where we are going to go from here as the money involved with this treatment is just so high.
What a beautiful cousin you have.
I hope all goes well and look forward to your posts to update us.
that is so great kezz, i have always said that i would do that for my sisters if need be, i think having the baby for someone else that you are close to would make it alot more easier to to than for someone else.
your cousin and her husband are very caring people to help you out like this!:smiliedance:
What a wonderful thing for your cousin to do. You are very lucky!
Congratulations on your little boy, and may you all have a smooth pregnancy second time round!:hugs:
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