A Family Remembers
Leia, here is the new family portrait I promised you, can you believe how much they have grown. We are really looking forward to seeing you this summer when we are up in Canada. I have written something below to put on your website, to tell the world what you have meant to us.
When my husband and I found out that we would not be able to have a family in the traditional way, we were devestated to say the least as we had both wanted children and to build a loving family. When we started to research other methods such as adoption, surrogacy and IVF we felt so overwhelmed and we desperately needed someone to help us understand all of the options available to us and to also explain the risks. We contacted several "Agencies" and were very disapointed by the high presure sales tactics and the obvious attempt by many agencies to steer us towards the most costly solutions. We had at this point spent about 1 year researching alternative methods to build the family we wanted so badly, we were both feeling down and considered giving up at least temporarily. The next morning we got an email from a couple that had a very similar story to ours, they gave us the contact information for a Canadian company and told us that we should at least give them a call. My husband and I talked it over and decided to try one more time, we were however a little worried that the company was in Canada since we lived in California.
Leia, it seems so long ago when we first spoke, but I remember it as if it were yesterday. I was feeling very discouraged, having been through 3 unsuccesful procedures in the past year. The only thing that kept me going was my dream of one day having my own family and holding my child. I wanted a family more than words could ever convey, since I was young all I ever wanted to be was a mom. I wanted to give my children the same kind of love that my mother gave to me, I wanted to watch them learn and grow. Leia you helped and supported us and helped make our dream real. You will always be in our prayers.
The Jackson Family