Alecia is mother nature on earth. She is loving, nurturing, and has strong roots in family.
That’s why it was so hard for her to accept the news the specialist gave to her and her husband Travis last Thursday.
Her womb can not hold a baby.
Becoming pregnant is not her problem. Going full term is the issue. Her body quits somehow before a new life has the time to develop.
Alecia does not accept that God’s greatest miracle is not meant for her.
Dr. Sanders talked frankly about the options. There is no medical solution to fix what’s broken in Alecia’s uterus. The couple could try to adopt a baby. She warned them of the long and difficult process of working with adoption agencies, and the often disappointing results of trying to find a private party looking to give up their baby. There is more demand on the parent side and blessedly little supply on the baby side.
They could try to find a surrogate to carry their child. The doctor assured them, she has seen it work out very well for all parties involved. Alecia and Travis have healthy fertilized eggs from previous attempts to get pregnant through IVF (in vitro fertilization). She would perform a procedure to implant the eggs into the surrogate mother and wait for a healthy pregnancy to take hold. The expectant parents are typically fully part of the pregnancy and delivery of their precious baby.
They had a lot to think about.
Alecia called her mother as soon as she got home from the doctor’s office. Vivian knows a couple from church who used a surrogate to carry their child. She also knew the surrogate. She would reach out to learn more about the process. That was last week. This week the three of them are returning to Dr. Sander’s office, Travis, Alecia, and her mother Vivian, who volunteered to be the surrogate and carry her own grandchild.
Though Vivian is past child-bearing age, she is healthy and deemed a suitable candidate. The family leaves the doctor’s office with new hope.
Medical miracles are no less Godly than heavenly ones. Praise the Lord! We live in a time when truly anything is possible.
Alecia’s story is fiction. But there are many true stories like theirs where new life is through a maternal surrogate. Here’s one video that shares the story of how grandma Kris gave birth to Finn, her grandson and son of her daughter Sara and son-in-law Bill.