When public figures share their fertility struggles with us, it signifies progress for our community. Amy Smart’s Instagram post may seem sweet and simple, but it also helps others understand why couples and individuals turn to surrogacy to build their families. More importantly, seeing a happy ending encourages couples who have been struggling.
We did not work with Amy Smart and her husband, Carter Oosterhouse, but we are delighted for them. Not only are we thrilled to hear of their happiness, but we are overcome with joy because we know how much this must mean to them. We see how miraculous it is for a couple, or individual, to finally hold their baby.
Congratulations, Amy and Carter! Thank you for singing your surrogate’s praises. The women who agree to help make parents’ dreams come true are miraculous individuals who deserve all the recognition in the world.