Jenn Nixon and her husband Brad are trying to start a family. It's been a seven-year struggle for the Chesterfield couple, but they're getting closer to their dream."After 7 years of waiting, finally we will be parents," Jenn said.
The Nixon's chose to use a surrogate, or gestational carrier, after they learned Jenn's heart problems would make it dangerous for her to get pregnant."This was what we wanted to do and so I just put it out there, told everyone. I blogged about it and was sharing it, that we found our surrogate," Jenn explained.
Jenn's blog gives a candid look at the couple's efforts to become parents and their joy in finding someone to help them. Jenn disagrees with the recent claims that surrogacy is a "baby-buying operation" that exploits women."It isn't fair to generalize and make it seem like every surrogacy situation is that way," Jenn told 8News. "My experience and the people I know, they're doing it because that's the only way they can have a biological child and I think its a wonderful thing."
That $40,000 will cover just medical costs; the Nixon's are not paying their gestational carrier. She's helping the couple because she believes it's the right thing to do. Instead of focusing on any negative feedback, Jenn and her husband will instead focus on starting their family.
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