Circle Surrogacy is celebrating #1500circlebabies all month long, by highlighting the amazing stories from their own employees, many of whom have participated in surrogacy journeys as surrogates or intended parents. Fabien, one of our International Circle Representatives, shares his story as an intended parent. Fabien is dad to daughter Lily-Rose, Circle Baby #947.
Fabien shared with Circle a special moment from his journey.
During our surrogacy journey with Circle, we weren’t expecting some of the feelings we were having. Our surrogate was an OBGYN assistant in a friendly, high-tech clinic. She was planning to deliver our baby in a place she trusted: at work.
We had flown from Europe to the US to meet our Surrogate for the 12-week ultrasound. While there, we met some of our surrogate’s colleagues. One of them gently put her hand on our surrogate’s belly and told us that she was talking to our baby every day. I felt so grateful at that moment when I realized that not only was our surrogate taking great care of our baby, but that she was surrounded by individuals who were also taking care of our precious little one.
As happy as I was to learn that so many wonderful people were in our baby’s life already, I was sad that we were living across the ocean and missing out. I shared my feelings with our surrogate, and she suggested that we record our voices and send the file to her. From that moment on, until the delivery, she put headphones on her belly to make sure our daughter could hear our voices. I’ll never forget Mario recording himself for the first time, introducing our future family, while I was telling a story about how the moon met the sea.
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