NPR’s series “Making Babies: 21st Century Families” has been focusing on the joys of surrogacy—featuring multiple stories of surrogacy journeys. First NPR outlines a brief history of surrogacy, and questions if our laws are now outdated with constantly evolving fertility technology. In “Carrying ‘Dreams’” NPR looks into why women become surrogates, interviewing Macy Widofsky on her personal desire to be a surrogate.
One particularly heartwarming story accounts the difficult pregnancy for surrogate Whitney Watts and the special bond formed between her and intended mother, Susan de Gurchy, during this time. Although initially Susan de Gurchy was very nervous about the surrogacy process- she had already struggled through 5 rounds of IVF that failed and a heartbreaking adoption situation- she now says that Watts was “the perfect surrogate” and the two families still keep in touch.
In another NPR story in this current series, Charity Lovas discusses her personal calling to surrogacy and how she ultimately decide to offer to donate her own eggs to a family she had been working with. Of the decision Lovas says, “It was far more important for us to be able to achieve their goal of building their family.”