When a woman decides to become a surrogate mother, she embarks on a memorable journey. And this certainly holds true if she is helping a lady who is battling with her own infertility issues.
A condition which was once thought as rare is becoming quite the opposite: Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome also referred to as MRKH. It’s estimated that nearly 75,000 American women are born without a uterus.
Crossing international waters, this number takes the direction of a sharp incline.
During a recent educational reception in Europe, Mario Caballero, the executive director of Extraordinary Conceptions, met a special couple in Italy. The woman had MRKH.
Extraordinary Conceptions, an international surrogate and egg donor agency based in Southern California, frequently visits Europe to help childless couples have families where surrogacy is legal to do so.
In Italy, Caballero met a woman in her early thirties who was born without a uterus. Her husband accompanied her to meet with the experts at Extraordinary Conceptions in hopes they could become future parents.
“They shared with me that they didn’t have too many options except adoption or surrogacy,” he said. “They decided that adoption was not the route they wanted to take because they told me of a high percentage of children who are adopted in Europe may develop medical issues later on. They shared with me that they’re discovering this more and more.”
During their meeting, the couple told Caballero that they preferred to use the husbands’ genetics, and it appeared the wife’s ovaries were still good. They wanted to learn how they could medically move forward in the egg retrieval, embryo implantation, and surrogacy process.
Caballero adeptly forecasted the options of starting fertility treatments in Europe or in the United States to stimulate the egg production for harvesting. From there, the embryo implantation and surrogacy journey would take place in the United States.
“While we have met numerous couples and individuals who need help building their families, quite frankly, every story we hear is unique and heartfelt,” he said. “We are just honored to be able to help these individuals experience the love of a child.”
Through the advancements of fertility science, the 21st century has afforded many couples, individuals and the LGBT community the unique ability to have their own baby through donation and surrogacy.
Infertility is a global issue, and Extraordinary Conceptions is there to help make parenthood dreams come true.
To reach Extraordinary Conceptions, please call 760-438-2265. Please visit its database of egg donors and surrogates at www.extraconceptions.com.