My husband and I wish to express our gratitude to you for taking the time to read our story about a couple trying to become parents through surrogacy in Canada.
The journey to having our first child has been long and challenging, and it never ceases to astound us that there are women like you, of such character and generosity, that you may be willing to become a surrogate mother for our family.
My name is Susana, I’m a 33-year-old small business owner. I operate a stationary and graphic design company specializing in custom wedding invitations and other unique paper goods.
Markus is a 33-year-old Controls Systems Designer for an automation company. I think that means he makes robots… Nope, he’s telling me it doesn’t mean that—it sounds more boring.
Markus and I have been together for ten years, and married for six. We met in high school—our lockers only a few feet apart. If it had ended there, today we would call each other “high school sweetheart” or “first love,” but we have been inseparable for half of our lives. Markus calls me his best friend, and he is my favourite person in the world.
There is nothing more important to us than family. God help this baby’s cheeks, because they are going to be pinched to ribbons by our large, extended French family. In addition to our parents, Markus and I have two sisters and one brother between us, and five nieces and nephews. We also have a close-knit group of friends with their own growing families, including six kids, all under the age of four—two of whom are our Godchildren. Every day, we wake up knowing we are blessed with the love and support of our friends and family, and we are eager to share that blessing with our child.
We live in Toronto (Canada) since 5 years ago. It’s a great community with excellent schools and a stone’s throw from nature. Living in Toronto has allowed us to carve out a nice little existence for ourselves. I love going to farmers’ markets, antiquing and searching out new and exciting food trucks. And when he’s not at a farmers’ market, antiquing or picking up our lunch order, Markus will go fishing, read, or enjoy a good Sunday afternoon nap with Kia, our dog. We are also both outdoors people—if Markus’s beard didn’t tip that already. Our weekends are often spent camping, hiking, and canoeing. We grew up loving the fresh air, the feeling of grass between our toes, and the crunch of dried leaves or snow under our boots.
Markus and I have been together long enough that we know the kind of home in which this baby will grow up. It’s a social household full of laughter, love and tradition. I can say with certainty, Markus will be a doting father full of all kinds of dad knowledge to impart: how to bait a hook, fix a light switch or open a tax-free savings account. And Markus tells me that I’ll be the patient, loyal, and open-hearted mother that every kid deserves. We look forward to making backyard hockey rinks in the winters and going on family road trips in the summers.
We have been trying to have a baby with no result for the last four years. While we are both optimistic and resolute people, it has been a struggle. In our efforts to have a child, Markus and I have gone down just about every road possible. Despite all the disappointment over the years, every time we’ve been let down, we’ve been together to pick each other up.
Surrogacy offers us one more chance to bring our baby into this world—he’s just having a bit of trouble finding his way. Again, we are humbled and grateful that you would be willing to consider helping Markus and I become parents. Moving forward, we would love to form an open and trusting relationship with you, and be involved with the process throughout. After the baby is born, we will respect any contact you wish to have with the child, and welcome you into our home and family. And, of course, you will have our eternal gratitude for the generosity shown in helping us finally bring our family together. Ideally, we would like to find a surrogate with who we can build a long term friendship.
We are truly humbled by the fact that there are women in this world who would so selflessly give the gift of life to another human and want to become a surrogate mother. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for your generosity in helping others complete their families.