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Rosie's Story

I answered an advertisement over 21 years ago. They were looking for a woman to be the biological (traditional) surrogate mother by artificial insemination.

After a rocky pregnancy I delivered healthy twin girls on Christmas Eve 1983 (born at 28 weeks).

The agreement was that there would be no contact after the birth. After such a rocky start, I was fortunate in the fact that the couple decided to keep me informed as to the progress of the twins. Although contact was probably only once or twice a year I was never left wondering.

Sadly, 5 years ago, their mother passed away. The father contacted me wanting to catch up so that the girls could get to know me and my children properly. We went away for a weeks' holiday (a "bonding session", we called it). The girls asked some questions and we spoke openly about the birth (their mother had been open and honest about me being the biological mother) -- a great credit to her. The end result is they don't feel like I am their mother and I don't feel like I am their mother. I feel very differently toward them than I do toward my own son and daughter, but we all get along really well.

After the holiday, their father and I got along so well we have become an "item" and share a very loving relationship. We are now planning the twins 21st Birthday for Christmas Eve.

I could never have dreamed it could end up like this.

 

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