Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The View

Watching "The View" today, there was an incredible story about a grandmother who acted as a surrogate for her daughter.  The couple had lost babies at 5 months pregnant and could not safely carry a child to term. The grandmother stepped in with such a generous offer of love to keep the baby (a little boy name Finn) safe for 9 months.  It was a very overwhelming offer and one that my own mother made, and I confess I shed a few tears while watching her story.  It is a very selfless act to be a surrogate for someone, but especially at that age. I fear there are health complications of being pregnant post-menopausal.  These risks are the reason I could not accept my own mother's very generous and loving offer.  For us, the answer is commercial surrogacy and a trip to New Delhi.  And because 32 is not too old to still need mommy, my mother will be in tow as I take her up on her also generous offer to hold my hand through the process instead.  

Little Finn’s grandmother said something that struck a chord “that couples in these situations feel so alone.” I just wanted to say thanks to all those who take the time to blog and share their stories - it really does help me personally feel less isolated.

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