Friday 30 August 2013

From the U.S: on our way home...

We wish this family the choicest of blessings, and as with all our families, we are with you until you leave Delhi...

I appreciate all of the support and assistance of your clinic staff throughout this process. It helped a great deal knowing that you all had my back.  Much thanks. I also wanted to commend Lalit, Jyoti and whoever else helped with the FRRO issue.  Their willingness to jump in and solve problems made all the difference.  Please thank them for me.

We will be flying out tomorrow afternoon.  Overall this has been a wonderful experience, and I am going to miss India and Delhi a great deal - but I'm looking forward to getting back to my own home.


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Tuesday 27 August 2013

From Norway: our almost twins

Another dream come true, another family completed, safely home in Norway...

From Norway: “our beautiful journey”


Our adventure began in the summer of 2012, when we visited SCI for the first time. Now, a year later, our dream has come true, as we have two beautiful babies: Indigo and Violette, born two months apart with eggs from the same donor.

 We are forever grateful to SCI staff, Dr Shivani, Eden Hospital and to our incredible surrogates for helping us, and for making the whole process a pleasure as well as a thrill! 

Thank you!
Tusen takk!

Warmest greetings from Thomas and Ole

We wish this family the choicest of blessings and wish them all the best as they return home with their much wanted and loved babies.

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Sunday 18 August 2013

From Australia : a letter to a daughter

A touching letter from a mother to a daughter...
To our dearest Isla,
I feel privileged to be your Mummy. Your Daddy and I dreamt about you way before you were ever a reality. Having a baby is a big decision, but having a baby through surrogacy is like handing over your heart to someone else. Every breath is harder when you entrust (through limited choice) your baby to another woman. The statement below summarises how we feel about you.
 While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about - Angela Schwindt
The journey to have you has made Mummy and Daddy and those around us grow as people. The birth of you Isla made Mummy and Daddy's love even stronger because having you in India gave us a different future, a bigger brighter one filled with endless opportunity and wonder. India gave us the gift of a baby. While you grew in Santosh's tummy, we grew in life too.
India, Santosh and Dr Shivani showed us what kindness is all about. I often stood in India shaking my head at how I had never had the opportunity to see life differently. Differently in India was beautiful Isla. India didn't have what I was used to in terms of my life but it had more, way more. To see mothers in India with their children made me want to be a better mother, better woman.
Santosh had made a decision to better her family, her daughters life. To provide a life for her that her current situation couldn't provide. India didn't have the opportunity to provide as easy as other countries and she told me she wanted to do what she knew she could do well and that was carry a baby. You. 
There may be times when you meet people who do not agree with Surrogacy when you tell them about how you were born but you need to carry with you that in life your story is yours. You never have to justify how or why but always know you were desperately wanted and loved. It has been said that surrogates (commercial agreements) only do it for money, but I can assure you that if that was the reason Santosh originally wanted to do it, having you changed that.
The day you were born was miraculous. I sat (paced) in the hospital waiting room with people I didn't know. It wasn't until Santosh's carer Rohan came out to let me know that you were still being born that they all cheered and told me they were Santosh's family and that they were so proud of her. They were in awe of what she was doing for us and for them. That changed me forever. I never saw life the same way again. Here we were, two women, two mothers. 
Although I carried your sisters in my tummy, I felt incredibly bonded to your growth in Santosh's tummy. When I held you in my arms the first time Isla, you were mine and it felt the same the day your sisters were born when I held them. 
I remember the days after you were born like yesterday. Santosh unwrapped you from your baby blanket, took off you clothes to count your fingers and toes then wrapped you up, kissed your forehead and handed you to me. Nothing was said but the smile on her face is etched in my mind. She had wanted to hand you to me after she saw you were perfect, and you were.  
I felt incredibly honoured to have a connection with Santosh. When Santosh's daughter told me she had loved you the entire time you were in her Mummy's tummy and that she had loved you for me I knew that life had given me the greatest of gifts, you and her. I admired her strength and as a woman I had put my faith in her (blindly) and the result was you.
Our beautiful Isla. I say 'our' because you are not mine, but both of ours. Without me there would be no you, without her there would be no you and you are perfect. We love you Isla and hope that you continue to grow up kind, happy and tolerant to those who have 'different' lives than you, be it class, race, religion, sexual preference, divorced families and so on. That is all we want for you. We all have different stories in life, it is just how it is told. 
When you sat in Santosh's arms when you were 8 months old I watched you stare at her and you both smiled. I wanted to freeze time and watch that for longer. There was a connection there that will never be broken through time or distance. 
Isla they say it takes a village to raise a baby and we are so lucky that we belong to a surrogacy village. Other families who you will identify with, other children who were loved and dreamt of like you, including your sisters J & E. You are special Isla. We love you and so do many others. 
 Love your Mummy. 


Tuesday 13 August 2013

From Australia: Dreams come true with a little girl

The best part of our role, making dreams come true for families...

Dear Dr Shivani and the SCI team. 

It has been a lifelong dream to become a father and my partner and I have always wanted a family of our own. This was all made possible by the fabulous people at SCI, your dedication throughout this journey is a credit to all involved. Thank you will never be enough for the beautiful baby girl you brought into our lives. 

Thank you very much

Chris, Tim and Emilia
Dr. Shivani, Chris and Tim, with Kylie and one of her new babies
The happiest of fathers...
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Wednesday 7 August 2013

From the U.S : We made it!

Another family completed and back home...

Hello Dr Shivani,

We made it home. the trip was fairly easy. The boys were great on the plane and in the car.
They seem happy to be here. They act like they know they are home.
Thank you so much for the gifts of life you gave us. With out you we would not have children. 
these two lives are here because of you. We thank you so much.
I am attaching two pictures. One is of Doyel and Dylan in their new home.
You are a wonderful person
Thank you ,
X & X, or I should say the Reed Family
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