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Why I'm So SpecialA Book About Surrogacy
By Carla Lewis-Long
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2010 Carla Lewis-Long
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Chapter OneTo Makana, for making my world complete; Mommy loves you with all her heart. To my husband, for all his support, encouragement, and love. And to our very special Angel, R. L., for giving us our amazing gift. -C. L. L.
Mommy and Daddy fell in love and got married.
Mommy and Daddy wanted to start their family and have a baby. They prayed everyday for a baby, but a baby would not grow in Mommy's tummy.
After trying to have a baby for a very long time, Mommy and Daddy decided to go to the doctor to see if he could help.
The doctor told Mommy and Daddy that Mommy's tummy had a booboo. That was why her tummy couldn't hold a baby inside of it.
The doctor had an idea! He wanted to help Mommy feel better. He told Mommy and Daddy that there are other ways to have a baby.
The doctor told Mommy and Daddy that there is a very special group of ladies that can hold the babies in their tummies for mommies who have booboos.
Mommy and Daddy were so happy to hear this news. And Mommy asked the doctor, "What are their names? Do you think they would carry our baby for us, since my tummy has a booboo?"
The doctor said, "Absolutely! These ladies are called Surrogates. Surrogates enjoy helping loving families have beautiful and healthy babies. A Surrogate will carry your baby for you since your tummy has a "booboo."
Mommy and Daddy were so happy. They hugged and kissed and jumped up and down with joy! They could still have a baby even though Mommy's tummy had a booboo.
The next day, Mommy and Daddy went to see the special people that help families find Surrogates to carry babies.
This is where Mommy and Daddy met Bonnie. Bonnie was so nice and wanted to help Mommy and Daddy have a baby. Bonnie wanted to be Mommy and Daddy's Surrogate and carry their baby for them.
Bonnie agreed to carry the baby for Mommy and Daddy and be their Surrogate. To celebrate, Mommy and Daddy took Bonnie out to eat and to have their favorite dessert, ice cream.
Mommy and Daddy took Bonnie back to the doctor's office. Mommy's doctor put Mommy and Daddy's baby in Bonnie's tummy so it could start growing.
Before they knew it, Bonnie's tummy started to grow with their baby inside of it. Mommy and Daddy were so happy.
The baby inside Bonnie's tummy was me! They watched me grow inside Bonnie's tummy everyday. Bonnie's tummy was so big. They watched me grow and grow and grow for nine months until it was time for me to be born.
Mommy and Daddy took Bonnie to the hospital so I could be born. Mommy and Daddy were so excited. They were overwhelmed with joy when they saw my big eyes for the first time.
The doctor and nurses got me out of Bonnie's tummy and handed me to my Mommy and Daddy. Mommy and Daddy couldn't thank Bonnie enough for helping them have a baby. Bonnie was their special Angel.
Now that I'm a big girl, I send Bonnie pictures of me all the time so she can see how big I'm growing. I always remember to thank Bonnie for helping my Mommy and Daddy bring me into the world.
That is why I'm so special.
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