Surrogacy Journey to Baby Smith

Manteca, CA (US)
Created 3 months ago

Surrogacy Journey to Baby Smith

by Holly Smith

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  • $10,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
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Manteca, CA (US)

Holly Smith is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

My name is Holly, and my husband is Matt. We have been on a very long and heartbreaking journey together in trying to have a family for 11 years. We got married in 2011 and wanted to start our family young. Unfortunately, we were dealt a really unlucky hand of unfortunate circumstances that has led us to this point. About 3 years after we were married, I found out I had a severe case of endometriosis. Through the years, I have had 4 surgeries to keep the endometriosis in check but every year it gets worse.

In 2016, I also fell ill with an autoimmune disease that attacked my nervous system. The nerves to my large and small intestine, bladder, and blood pressure regulation have been damaged due to Central Nervous System (CNS) Lupus. It has become apparent that my body cannot regulate itself like it should and it would be very dangerous to carry a child making it necessary for a surrogate.

Matt and I have gone through tremendous loss and grief through this process. We have experienced reoccurring pregnancy loss with IVF which has left us exhausted both emotionally, physically and financially. We have four embryos in the freezer that we would love to have a chance to bring home. Surrogacy is very expensive and most of the costs are not covered by insurance. We as intended parents also cover the costs of fees, procedures and medications the surrogate requires as well.

We would be so incredibly grateful for any help we can get and 100% of donations will go towards our surrogacy journey. We truly cannot wait to be parents and are looking towards the future!