Special Delivery: A Surrogacy Story in Two Perspectives

Baby Charlie

Ever wonder what it’s really like on the day of the birth of a baby born via surrogacy? Intended parents and surrogates have been working together on an emotional rollercoaster leading up to this one very special day. 

Intended mother Lauren and her surrogate, Sarah, share their beautiful story – from both points of view – about the days leading up to the birth of Baby Charlie.  

Circle is grateful to them for sharing their story. We are so happy that we were able to unite these two individuals in order to make this miracle possible. 

Here’s an excerpt: 

 I’m scared I won’t be there on time. With all of the stress, expectation, joy and pain of three years of planning, I may miss the birth.  

Sarah, our surrogate, and I have dreamed of this moment. I write to assure her that if I arrive after the birth, I’ll see her first and then we will have the baby brought to her room so she is by my side the first time I meet him. 

I do not wish to see my baby before Sarah. I want the two of us to see him at the same time. 

Lauren – Intended Parent


Baby Charlie was born at 4:47 a.m., just five minutes after I was wheeled into our room, approximately 10 to 15 minutes after we first pulled up to the hospital, and exactly an hour and seventeen minutes after I woke up to my water breaking. It was such a surreal experience.  

Once they move Charlie to the warmer, Lauren holds my hand asking if I was O.K. She thanks me over and over. It is so incredibly sweet of her. I’ll never forget her concern for me. I assure her I am perfectly fine and tell her, “Go see him!”    

I see Michael leaning over his new son, and my heart just swells.  It’s so beautiful, that first mother/father/son meeting! It’s these moments that I’d looked forward to the most, and they are even better than I could have imagined. 

Sarah – Surrogate


You can read their full story here

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