Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Fathers' Day to Dads-to-be

My partner Ken and I have been together for over 20 years, and have finally decided to start a family.  We could have gone the adoption route, but have seen too much rejection, long waiting times and disappointment, so we decided to hire an egg donor and surrogate instead!  It took a while for us to agree on the right egg donor and surrogate, and after making those decisions, it took another 5 months to prepare the two girls for the embryo transfer!  At first, we were going to split the eggs, and freeze Ken’s embryo, and transfer two of mine.  The chances of both embryo surviving is not that great, so we figured that after the first transfer and birth, we would transfer Ken’s embryo a couple of years later.  At the very last minute, we decided to transfer one embryo from each of us, and hope that both would make it!  We are now about 20 weeks into the pregnancy, our surrogate is doing an amazing job, and both babies are doing great!  We found out that we are having a boy and a girl, and it will be fun to see who has the boy and who has the girl, although each will be both of ours!  We are naming them Nico and Kate, and although we won’t be official dads this Fathers’ Day, we certainly feel like we are and are so excited to actually be dads soon!  We are so grateful to the amazing technology available to make this dream possible for us!

   Excited Dads-to-be Ken & Beat


  1. Congratulations to you both! What a wonderful story!!


  2. Congratulations and please use the club's forums if you have any questions as you's a great resource. You're in for a fabulous ride!

  3. I LOVE this story - Congratulations and Happy Father's Day to both of you!

  4. Congratulations, welcome to the parents of multiples club!

  5. Congratulations -- what an exciting time. My partner of 20 years and I have been there/done that, and our b/g twins are now 7.5 years old. Time goes by so quickly -- enjoy those upcoming babies for all its worth!