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Why Surrogacy Laws Must Be Established – the Story of the Ott-Dahls

March 21, 2016

(Huffington Post) – Andrea, the two intended mothers and I had gone through so much to make the baby using Andrea’s eggs and donated sperm. It took 7 emotional months filled with zany characters, and highs and lows that we never expected, but finally we were pregnant. The intended Momma’s were so happy they nicknamed their baby girl, “Peanut.” The 4 of us were on a balloon headed for cloud nine when suddenly that balloon popped. Peanut was prenatally diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Doctors urged termination as they predicted every possible worst case scenario from a severe deformity to blindness. They successfully persuaded the intended Moms, whose dreams were being smashed to smithereens, to agree to terminate.

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