But we were lucky. My husband’s sister, who had witnessed our heartbreak over the last year, generously and selflessly volunteered to have a baby for us.
For the next six months we went through the necessary legal process – going before a board of doctors to determine there was no other path for us but surrogacy, copious medical tests, counselling on both sides, a team of lawyers to draw up and sign a surrogacy agreement, and a bucketload of money.
During that time, we were asked by people we had only just met, “Are you going to have children?”
It terrified us given the fact that we were now impacting our whole family in our quest to become parents. “Oh yes, one day,” we’d tell them. We were in unchartered territory now.
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