Team Baby Paulling

Rowlett, TX (US)
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Created 1 month ago
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Surrogacy

Team Baby Paulling

by Hannah Paulling

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  • $50,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $30,325.00

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Rowlett, TX (US)

Hannah Paulling is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

The Saga of Team Paulling

Boy meets Girl at camp and falls in love with Girl; don’t worry, both are college-aged counselors. Girl thinks he’s pretty neat, but she’s SUPER busy loving Jesus and loving these kids to deal with Boy. Boy and Girl talk on the phone…a lot. Boy moves to Arkansas to be with Girl after college. Girl falls so hard in love with Boy that they hate being apart. Boy and Girl get married.

Totally the typical love story. Yet, not anything typical about their story. Sam and Hannah did get married in November of 2011, but not without a few hiccups. See, I (Hannah) was getting pretty sick before we got married. I told Sam when we were engaged, “The doctors are having a hard time figuring out what’s wrong with me. It seems like I’m going to be sick for a long time. If you want to get out, this is the time. We’re not married yet. Our life could be really hard.” Sam replied in super Sam fashion, “If you’re going to be sick the rest of your life, I’m going to be the one to take care of you.”

Little did we know that this would be the running theme of our marriage. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in February of 2012. I spent years and years fighting it off with loads of antibiotics and anxiety. I went back to teaching in 2013 thinking I was doing better, but by May of 2015 I was so sick again that I almost didn’t get to finish out the school year. Sam held us together with his strong arms through it all.

Finally we thought I was well enough to responsibly start trying to have kids. We’re the kind of couple that hasn’t ever really met a kid we didn’t like. We’ve always wanted to be parents and love a kid well and do our absolute best to grow them up in a Spirit-filled home.

In 2016, We excitedly started trying to get pregnant.
We thought 2017 was going to be the “year of the baby.”
Then we hoped it would be 2018.
Then we prayed and prayed that it would be 2019.
Then we headed to a fertility doctor. Something clearly wasn’t working. Our doctor thought I had endometriosis and scheduled surgery. We hoped this would fix all our problems, and after this procedure we would finally be able to have a kid. We went into surgery in May of 2020 (after many pandemic-related delays and rescheduled appointments) so excited for this to be the turning point for our family. Instead, we came out of the procedure with a biopsy and cancer diagnosis.

Two years of cancer fighting and research and experimental drugs later, we realized it would super no longer be responsible (or possible) for me to get pregnant. It also turns out that adoption agencies feel weird about giving new babies to a parent who has rare, chronic, inoperable cancer, even though it’s stabilized and the doctors have told me, “You’re probably going to die with this cancer instead of from it.”
We are ready to have a kid, and we have run out of conventional options to get one.
So what do we do? Pray to the Living God for a solution.

Enter Dayton Lavender Stanley, a friend from college who we had lost touch with. We reconnected again at a mutual friend’s house. She texted me later that week and asked if we’ve ever thought about surrogacy, and if there’s any way she could carry a baby for us.

When in fact we had just (two weeks earlier) come to terms with the fact that surrogacy was probably our only possible option for a baby. See, Sam is adopted. He grew up in an absolutely wonderful and loving family, but doesn’t have anyone blood related to him. We were afraid we were going to have to let go of the dream we have always dreamed for him to get to be blood related to a member of his family. But God, in His abundant grace, put Dayton and myself around the same firepit in the backyard of a friend and led the conversation for me to open up about infertility. Turns out, Dayton (mother of three, one three year old boy and two one year old twins) had been looking into surrogacy. She thought that she was going to be pregnant three times and then had twins. So, she wanted to use her remaining pregnancy as a gift to someone.

We get to be that someone.

We said yes and both cried happy tears over God’s faithfulness in both of our lives. We were so excited to start moving forward on this crazy journey together.

The problem is that surrogacy is the least fun and most expensive way to make a baby. We’ve been saving up for years assuming we were going to eventually adopt, but cancer is also expensive. We have a chunk squirreled away, but not quite enough. And so we are hoping that you will be a part of this story with us. If there’s any way you’d be willing to donate to fund Baby Paulling’s journey into the world, we would be forever grateful.
Join Team Baby Paulling and join the story of arguably the most anticipated and fought for baby of the modern era. We can’t thank you enough.

Name Donation Date
Adrien Palmer $50.00 June 10, 2022
Anonymous $255.00 June 02, 2022
Debra & Ben Paulling $500.00 May 31, 2022
Tricia Johnson $25.00 May 29, 2022
Katie Taylor $250.00 May 28, 2022
Marilyn Watson $50.00 May 28, 2022
John and Anna Paulling $100.00 May 27, 2022
Anonymous $50.00 May 27, 2022
Melanie LawRance $20.00 May 27, 2022
Anonymous $50.00 May 26, 2022
McKenzi Oxner $100.00 May 26, 2022
Anonymous $200.00 May 26, 2022
Robin Marie Hill $50.00 May 26, 2022
Gina Votion $100.00 May 25, 2022
Monica King $100.00 May 25, 2022
Guyla Blaylock $25.00 May 25, 2022
Ariel Bacon $50.00 May 24, 2022
Tammy Baldwin $35.00 May 24, 2022
Anonymous $50.00 May 24, 2022
Vikki kay Braun $50.00 May 24, 2022
Rebecca Sims $50.00 May 24, 2022
Jessica Guastadisegni $500.00 May 24, 2022
Kelleyfish Kincaid $30.00 May 24, 2022
Stephanie Mullinix $25.00 May 24, 2022
Grace Waldner $100.00 May 24, 2022
Katie Morrison $500.00 May 24, 2022
Jonathan Blackburn $30.00 May 24, 2022
Jonathan Lassiter $250.00 May 24, 2022
Donna Thompson $25.00 May 23, 2022
Seth & Lexie Vertucci $500.00 May 23, 2022
Jacob Hensley $200.00 May 23, 2022
Christie Neal $200.00 May 23, 2022
Amberly Curtis $1,000.00 May 23, 2022
Mollt Courtright $50.00 May 23, 2022
Warren Terrall $250.00 May 23, 2022
Michelle Preston $500.00 May 23, 2022
Brad and Holly Stark $750.00 May 23, 2022
Hannah Rutherford $30.00 May 23, 2022
Emily O’Hearn $100.00 May 23, 2022
John and Chassidy Rogers $500.00 May 23, 2022
Anonymous $100.00 May 23, 2022
Katie Magnus $20.00 May 23, 2022
Marcus Schreiner $300.00 May 23, 2022
Sarah Claude $40.00 May 23, 2022
Spencer Stanton $100.00 May 23, 2022
David Perrin $100.00 May 23, 2022
Ryan Eusanio $1,000.00 May 22, 2022
Elisa Anthony $200.00 May 22, 2022
Bethany Guinee $100.00 May 22, 2022
Pamela Jones $20.00 May 22, 2022
Chip & Tonya Vertucci $200.00 May 22, 2022
Phillip Hewitt $100.00 May 22, 2022
Kailey McMillan $100.00 May 22, 2022
Timothy Squires $500.00 May 21, 2022
The Caudles $500.00 May 21, 2022
Anonymous $50.00 May 21, 2022
Allison Kidd $200.00 May 21, 2022
Anonymous $5,000.00 May 21, 2022
Meena Aserlind $100.00 May 21, 2022
Samantha Larson $50.00 May 21, 2022
Anonymous $50.00 May 21, 2022
Amanda Dean $100.00 May 20, 2022
Cassandra Connett $100.00 May 20, 2022
Mandy Thorn $200.00 May 20, 2022
Anonymous $800.00 May 20, 2022
Anonymous $2,500.00 May 20, 2022
Anonymous $50.00 May 20, 2022
Lauren Smith $20.00 May 20, 2022
Lindsey Floyd $25.00 May 20, 2022
Brooke Birdsong $5,000.00 May 20, 2022
Holly Hurn $520.00 May 20, 2022
Benjamin Daniel $1,000.00 May 20, 2022
Tanner Oxner $20.00 May 20, 2022
Carl Eggers $1,000.00 May 20, 2022
Phil and Carley Turner $100.00 May 20, 2022
Anonymous $500.00 May 20, 2022
Seth Conerly $300.00 May 20, 2022
Rhonda Vansickle $50.00 May 20, 2022
Anonymous $100.00 May 20, 2022
Keri Powell $75.00 May 20, 2022
John Davison $500.00 May 20, 2022
McKenzie Sorsby $100.00 May 20, 2022
Katrina Scharff $20.00 May 20, 2022
Christina Ross $50.00 May 20, 2022
Collin Weir $40.00 May 20, 2022
Soraya Waller $100.00 May 20, 2022
Collin Eggers $100.00 May 20, 2022
Terri Sharp $50.00 May 20, 2022
Jennifer Bartholmey $50.00 May 20, 2022
Anonymous $125.00 May 20, 2022
Betsy Hill $100.00 May 20, 2022
Jennifer Hurn $100.00 May 20, 2022
Anonymous commented with a $255 donation about 4 weeks ago
We love y’all so dearly ❤️
Debra & Ben Paulling commented with a $500 donation about 1 month ago
Hoping and praying for ya'll!
Tricia Johnson commented with a $25 donation about 1 month ago
Sam and your beautiful wife will be in our prayers! You were born to be a dad Sam and I can’t wait to see pictures of your beautiful baby❤️God Bless you both!
John and Anna Paulling commented with a $100 donation about 1 month ago
We love you guys! Your journey is not over yet and we are thankful and blessed to be a part of it.
Melanie LawRance commented with a $20 donation about 1 month ago
Wishing you all the love and joy on your parenthood journey ❤️
McKenzi Oxner commented with a $100 donation about 1 month ago
Wishing you guys the best of luck and I’ll be praying for you guys on this journey!
Anonymous commented with a $200 donation about 1 month ago
So excited for you guys - much love!
Robin Marie Hill commented with a $50 donation about 1 month ago
Sam and Hannah I am praying for you precious kiddos. I am friends w/Aunt Jeanne and met you at her writer group ‘The Sequel’ in Texas. Keep looking up! He is with you. Sending more love and prayers.
Ariel Bacon commented with a $50 donation about 1 month ago
This is so exciting! I’m praying for you both as your start your parenthood journey through surrogacy. Y’all are going to be great at it!
Tammy Baldwin commented with a $35 donation about 1 month ago
I knew you at C3. Can’t imagine better parents. Wish it could be more.
Jessica Guastadisegni commented with a $500 donation about 1 month ago
Love y’all!
Grace Waldner commented with a $100 donation about 1 month ago
Love you guys! Know that you will be amazing parents! I’ve seen the proof since we were in high school together, Hannah. You have always had an amazing way with children. A true gift from God! Blessings on this next chapter!!
Jonathan Blackburn commented with a $30 donation about 1 month ago
There's no way I would miss out on the opportunity to contribute a tiny portion to this. I truly wish I could give more. I'm super excited for you, and you are both in my prayers.
Jonathan Lassiter commented with a $250 donation about 1 month ago
We are so excited for you guys!
Donna Thompson commented with a $25 donation about 1 month ago
Prayers with love and blessings in the days to come.
Seth & Lexie Vertucci commented with a $500 donation about 1 month ago
Love y’all.
Jacob Hensley commented with a $200 donation about 1 month ago
We love you guys and we’re so excited for you!
Amberly Curtis commented with a $1000 donation about 1 month ago
The Curtises love you guys big time. We can't wait to see you as parents.
Mollt Courtright commented with a $50 donation about 1 month ago
Y’all are meant for this! Praying for you through this journey.
Hannah Rutherford commented with a $30 donation about 1 month ago
Hannah, you will be an amazing mother. You already are a life bearer in so many ways. Thank you for sharing your beautiful journey.
Katie Magnus commented with a $20 donation about 1 month ago
You will be the best momma ever, Hannah. I think of you often and back to our growing up days and how much you encouraged and mentored me. You were always such a kind and caring friend and you made me feel loved and relevant and important and special. I am praying and rooting for you guys on this journey. Miss you, friend. 💛
Marcus Schreiner commented with a $300 donation about 1 month ago
We will be praying for you two on this journey. Looking forward to a baby Pauling!
Bethany Guinee commented with a $100 donation about 1 month ago
Your story moved me to tears. Thanks for being so open and vulnerable about your journey. Your faith is amazing to witness. Will be praying over you both, the baby, the doctors, and Dayton!! ❤️
Chip & Tonya Vertucci commented with a $200 donation about 1 month ago
We love you guys so much! God is good!
Kailey McMillan commented with a $100 donation about 1 month ago
Encouraged by your vulnerability and your testimony of the living God of miracles!
Timothy Squires commented with a $500 donation about 1 month ago
Praying for great things because you deserve great things. Wanting to be part of this journey with you. Miss ya'll. <3 "For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way." Ephesians 1:15-23
Allison Kidd commented with a $200 donation about 1 month ago
Hannah and Sam, I simply had no idea you had gone through all this much! As someone who can relate to Hannah’s health journey, I understand how much you’ve been tested over the obstacles and detours along the way. I’m so excited to see where this journey takes you next and hope that if there’s anything else I can do to help you won’t waste a moment to ask! Much love, - Allison
Mandy Thorn commented with a $200 donation about 1 month ago
I am SO for this!! I wanted to be a surrogate SO BAD but had to get a hysterectomy due to some other issues. I pray this works out for yall! <3
Anonymous commented with a $800 donation about 1 month ago
Believing for your dream of becoming parents to come true.
Anonymous commented with a $2500 donation about 1 month ago
Happy birthday Hannah - you both inspire many more people than you know, just by being you. Thank you <3
Lindsey Floyd commented with a $25 donation about 1 month ago
Love y’all!
Holly Hurn commented with a $520 donation about 1 month ago
We love you & are praying for the family God has planned for you!
Benjamin Daniel commented with a $1000 donation about 1 month ago
We love y’all and are praying for you.
Tanner Oxner commented with a $20 donation about 1 month ago
So thankful and excited for you two! Love - Tanner
Carl Eggers commented with a $1000 donation about 1 month ago
So happy that you've found a viable option...
Phil and Carley Turner commented with a $100 donation about 1 month ago
We love and adore you guys! Praising the Lord with you for favor and health in this process.
Anonymous commented with a $500 donation about 1 month ago
I'm doing this so we have someone new to play D&D with in 15 years.
Seth Conerly commented with a $300 donation about 1 month ago
The Conerly clan loves you guys, and we are endeavoring in prayer alongside y'all....WHOOP-CHA!
Keri Powell commented with a $75 donation about 1 month ago
What a testament of God’s faithfulness! So happy for you guys! Praying for your journey and God’s provision! In Jesus Name
Soraya Waller commented with a $100 donation about 1 month ago
God is so good!!! Your baby is going to be beautiful!!! 💓
Collin Eggers commented with a $100 donation about 1 month ago
Love y’all so much! So excited about the journey you’re embarking on!
Terri Sharp commented with a $50 donation about 1 month ago
We love you and pray for the child God will provide for you! Terri and Chris
Anonymous commented with a $125 donation about 1 month ago
I'm so happy to share in this blessing!
Betsy Hill commented with a $100 donation about 1 month ago
We want every person who wants to be a parent to be able to experience it. Praying for your journey, Hannah!