For couples who want to start a family, it’s always a shock when they find that they can’t have children. Fortunately, nowadays there are many other ways to have a baby. Adoptions and surrogates are some of the options. Shaniece Sturdy, a young 21-year-old mother, watched a television documentary about rental bellies. This motivated her to help a couple have children by being a surrogate.
Shaniece already had a beautiful boy, and she wanted to give the joy of being a parent to other people with difficulties in getting pregnant. “I wanted to help another couple fulfill the dream of having kids and focus on raising my son, Rylee,” the woman says.
In the process of surrogate selection, she met Joanna and Steve, a couple who wanted a child more than anything in the world. Seeing their willingness to be parents, Shaniece didn’t think twice: she went to a Los Angeles-based clinic to implant the couple’s embryo.
Luckily, everything went well and Shaniece got pregnant. She went on regular checkups to find out if everything was okay with the baby. When it was time to find out if it was a boy or a girl, something incredible happened. The doctors did the ultrasound and were in shock.
Joanna and Steve were there, next to Shaniece, and the ultrassound would change their lives. The doctor revealed that the surrogate was expecting twins! That was great news for the couple. But that was not al … At 10 weeks, they made another startling discovery. After all, she was not expecting two twins, but three!
A few months later, the couple welcomed Willow, Harrison, and Daisy. Since then, Shaniece continues to visit the children and keeps in touch with parents. She does not regret having been a surrogate, on the contrary: “Although I was only 21 years old and it was a great responsibility to carry the children of other people in my belly, it was the best experience of my life,” Shaniece said.
There are many different opinions about surrogates, and some countries do not even allow this practice. What do you think about the gift of bringing a child into the world for a couple who can not get pregnant? Share your opinion with us in the comments!