Surrogate Just Gave Birth To Twin Babies.

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For a number of reasons, some couples are unable to have a child. There may be a medical condition or even just fertility problems. When couples are in situations like this, they often turn to surrogates for aid. However, for one couple this was not an option. In China, hiring a surrogate is illegal. One Chinese couple kept running into difficulties having a child. They knew a surrogate could streamline the process so they moved to the U.S. and hired one. Jessica Allen was hired for an initial $30,000.

This was until Jessica went to her first ultrasound and discovered that she was actually carrying twins. The couple raised her pension adding an extra $5,000 to compensate for the newly discovered second baby. After 38 weeks, Allen delivered the babies on December 12, 2016. Perhaps to her dismay, the newly born were immediately whisked away before Allen could even get a glimpse of them. She went home to her husband and continued on with her life. Then, she received a text from the couple she had just delivered for.

They said that one of the twins was clearly Chinese and the other was clearly not. It was clear that they were not identical twins. The couple had done a DNA test and discovered that only the Chinese child was theirs. The other child was Allen’s and had somehow been conceived after the other couple’s embryo egg had been implanted.

The couple wanted nothing to do with Allen’s child. They planned to put him up for adoption and additionally demanded $22,000 dollars in compensation. They no longer were willing to pay for the child’s development as it wasn’t theirs. Jessica had just moved to a new house with her partner and had little savings at the moment. She was forced to take out a loan to get her child. Luckily, they made it back to each other. She named him Malachai but this is not where the story ends….

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In our next featured video of the day watch as a couple has twins but while they are still in the recovery room the doctor tells them they have Down syndrome:

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Any parent knows how emotional, stressful, and joyous the birth of their children can be.  For Nicola and Todd Bailey of Sheffield, England, who were expecting twin girls, they were over moon excited about welcoming two new additions to their family.  The couple already had a son, Lucas, and couldn’t wait to give him two little sisters. However, the twins came sooner than Nicola expected and at just thirty three weeks she was rushed to the hospital in labor.  She ended up giving birth to the girls who she named Harper and Quinn, and immediately after doctors told the couple that the babies had been born healthy.  Relieved, they set their focus on recovery and making plans for bringing them home.

When doctors suddenly returned to their room about a half an hour later, they looked serious and what they told the new parents didn’t immediately make sense.  The doctor said to them “I’m so sorry” and went on to explain that the baby born first, Harper, had Down Syndrome.  

Down Syndrome is a genetic condition caused by a chromosomal disorder which results in developmental issues, intellectual disability, and physical changes in appearance.  It’s generally viewed in a negative light by both doctors and the public, which has led to people who have it being stigmatized and looked at differently. While it has become more accepted in the past few years as people are educated and learn more about it, it’s nonetheless still viewed as abnormal.     

Regardless of the diagnosis, the Bailey’s were simply in love and grateful for their two newborn daughters.  They also had more serious health issues to deal with. In addition to Down Syndrome, Harper was also born with two small holes in her heart.  One thankfully closed all on its own, but the second one required surgery. 

Once they were out of the woods and finally able to bring their twins home, Nicola and Todd thought back about how the doctors had broken the news to them in such a negative, apologetic way.  It made them realize how people automatically felt bad about Harper’s condition, which they thought should not be the case.

Oftentimes, when people first met Harper they seemed to always say “I’m sorry” about her having Down Syndrome, but Nicola and Todd thought she was no different than their other two children and shouldn’t be defined by having it.

Wanting to change the perception of families with Down Syndrome children, Nicola decided to publicly share her life raising her babies.  That way she could fight back against the misconceptions and false information people had towards it.

She set up a blog and social media accounts to help get her message out that having a Down Syndrome child is nothing to be ashamed of or viewed negatively.  Instead, people should accept that others are sometimes born different and that’s okay. Harper is just as happy, loving, and unique as any other child and a Down Syndrome diagnosis is nothing anyone, especially doctors, should be apologizing about.

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In our next featured video of the day watch this wonderful moment as a boy named James with Down Syndrome get a Promposal in the school gymnasium by a wonderful and beautiful girl named Maisey as the whole school cheers him on:

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On a recent afternoon students at Glenelg High School, in Maryland, gathered for an unforgettable moment. They had assembled at the school’s gymnasium and stood eagerly waiting for one particular classmate’s arrival. The student, James, has down syndrome and was about to get the surprise of a lifetime. The video starts off with James eagerly making his way towards the gym.

He is unaware of what is about to happen and as he gets closer the sounds of kids cheering can be heard. When James walks into the gym he is greeted by the sight of his classmates circling the basketball court. As he makes his way into the circle his peers break out into a chant, clapping and cheering him on. At first he looks a bit unsure as to what is happening.

However, he quickly overcomes any uncertainty and is reassured by his friends warm smiles and shouts of encouragement. James goes to the center of them all and shows off some of his sweet dancing skills, moving and shaking to their chants. While he is boogieing down a girl with long blonde hair makes her way towards him holding a sign. It reads “James, Prom?” He stops and the girl, Maisy, asks him if he will go to prom with her. When James says yes the students erupt, cheering loudly, and the pair share a sweet hug.

For everyone gathered in the gymnasium that day, this is a promposal that they will never forget. It is truly a wonderful and sweet moment they all experienced and now you too can see it!

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In our next featured story there’s an emotional and heartbreaking moment when a father has to defend his son with Down syndrome:

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What you are about to view in the video, is a father, Rob Scott, who needs to share his truth, after overhearing a moment between another father and his son.  The child asks what Downs Syndrome is, and the dad answers, “It’s a disease of not knowing anything”.

This response deeply bothered Rob, whose son was born with Down’s Syndrome.  What he experienced at that moment of hearing this other father try to probably simplify the condition for his child, was heartbreak.  He desperately wanted to correct what this father was telling his son, but didn’t have the courage to speak up.

What you are about to hear him say was recorded a few minutes after this occurrence.  Rob was upset with himself for not speaking up, and felt the strong need to record what was in his heart, as a way of standing up for his son who has been the greatest gift of his life.

His intention in recording this footage, was in no way motivated by a desire to shame the father who responded to his son’s innocent question in that way; he just needed “to karmically reset what just happened”.  Rob’s son, Turner, has been the greatest teacher about what the meaning of joy and love truly is.

He so aptly notes that the word “disability” is a term that encapsulates perception rather than fact.  His words brought me to tears; what he has to say is about so much more than Downs Syndrome.  Let us know your thoughts about this father’s moment of soul-searching honesty.

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In our next featured story a very special moment went down when a school cop soothes and calms a young sweet girl with Down Syndrome who is frozen in fear in the school hallway

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Do you remember your favorite stuffed animal, toy, or maybe a blanket when you were a kid. No matter where you went you always had your friend with you by your side. There was no obstacle or problem that couldn’t be taken care of as long as you and your favorite toy were together.

Scary things just weren’t as scary and just having your small friend with you gave you the courage to do things you wouldn’t otherwise do as a young child out of fear. One of the main reasons kids carry a ‘special’ stuffed animal, blanket or toy is because it lowers their anxieties and fears in almost any situation they face.

This brings us to today’s story featuring a young 12-year old girl named Raquel Zuniga, she is currently in the 7th grade and goes to classes that are specifically designed for children with moderate to severe mental disabilities. Raquel carries a special friend with her everywhere she goes. This friend is none other than everyone’s favorite frog Kermit! Raquel hangs out with Kermit the Frog all day everyday, whether she is home or at school Kermit is always right by her side.

Due to Raquel’s disability she has severe anxiety especially when she is transitioning from one place to another. This tends to flare up at school when the bell rings and it’s time to go from one class to another. On this day, Raquel was having an extremely rough time transitioning from one class to another and she froze. She couldn’t walk or get to her class and she wouldn’t say anything. She just stood in the hallways frozen clutching Kermit silently.

Multiple teachers came up to Raquel and tried to get her to unfreeze and comfort and make her feel safe in her current state and situation. None could help, Raquel stood their frozen for just about a full hour clutching on to her stuffed frog.

That’s when a special soul enters the story, school security officer Kris Morrison who spent the last 20 years as a school officer for special needs children. However, before that she was an officer Kris was a teacher for children with disabilities and instinctually somehow knew exactly what to do to help poor Raquel.

Kris spoke to Raquel in a soothing voice and then began to sing Rainbow Connection, the famous song that Kermit the Frog, ‘Raquel’s best friend’ is most known for. As Kris sang Raquel’s anxiety and fear just began melting away.

Soon after she began moving and it was as if a miracle just occurred and she unfroze! This was Raquels favorite song, so it immediately triggered her brain to relax and feel safe. Just like that, the magic of music, an amazing school security officer and Kermit the frog had saved the day!

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In our final featured story of the day we have an awesome moment when a boy with Down Syndrome approaches a very serious Windsor Castle Queen’s Ground. As he approached the guard, he stomped and the young man with Down Syndrome was startled and ran in fear…

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Windsor Castle is one of the Queen of England’s primary residences and every year thousands of visitors go to see it.  The picturesque fortress is protected by the Queen’s Guard which consists of soldiers who have been charged with standing watch around the clock.  They are just as well known as the castles they safeguard and can easily be identified by their unique uniforms consisting of red tunics and black bearskin hats.

One young man named Sam had travelled to Windsor Castle as part of a web series he starred in along with his friends called “The Specials.”  The show followed the lives of five young adults with Down Syndrome who lived in a shared house. It came out back in 2009 to rave reviews and went on to win a Webby Award for Best Reality Program. 

While filming the second season, Sam had taken a tour of Windsor Castle with two soldiers as his guide, Lt. Bragger and Sgt. Baggot-Moore. While walking the historic grounds they told him that they were headed to see the guard on duty and that he would not be able to interact with him, as it’s their duty to remain silent while on patrol.

When they reached the guard, he stood stoically at his post wearing the iconic uniform and holding a rifle stung over his shoulder.  Sam went over and stood right next to him, just as many tourists do every day when they visit and wish to get a picture with the soldier. 

So long as you are respectful and don’t get too close, you are permitted to take photos with the guard on duty, but if you bother them or get too close they will warn you by shouting they may take further action to put an end to it.

While Sam was standing near the guard, he was suddenly startled by the soldier stamping his foot loudly on the ground.  It did the job, and Sam scurried off back towards the two soldiers who were his tour guides and had a laugh with them. Had Sam gotten too close for comfort or did he stay next to the guard for too long to cause him to stamp his foot?  As it turned out, Sam didn’t do anything wrong at all, the guard on duty was his younger brother Jack!

The year before Jack had joined the army and hadn’t seen Sam since.  That was part of the reason why Sam went to Windsor Castle, so he could visit him and check out where he worked.  When Jack stamped his foot, it was likely his way of saying hello to his brother, since he is not allowed to talk to anyone while on patrol.  

Later on the two brothers had a proper reunion in the barracks and chatted about Sam’s love life.  Jack encouraged him to pursue a relationship and soon after Sam started dating one of his housemates, Meghan.  The pair ended up dating for six years before Sam proposed, and she said yes.

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Mother Believes She Was Giving Birth To Twins. Then The Docs Realize Her Rare Delivery Will Make History!

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When a couple realizes they are going to have a baby, life rapidly begins to change in an instant. You all of a sudden realize that you are going to be responsible for another human life and it can actually be a little scary and anxiety provoking. Even though, it’s an amazing celebrations new moms and dads are always a bit nervous not knowing what it will actually be like in the trenches of parenthood.

This brings us to today’s unique story which features a 23-year old pregnant woman named Alexandra and her partner Antonin from the Czech Republic. One day, Alexandra just felt like something was happening to her body so she took a pregnancy test which came back positive. Just to be sure, she was definitely pregnant she went to the doctor who confirmed, yes she was indeed pregnant.

This wasn’t Alexandra’s first rodeo, she already had one beautiful baby and knew what pregnancy was like, giving birth and taking care and raising a child was all about. She was way less nervous than the first go round and she believed this second pregnancy and child would be easy and simple. Little did she know this pregnancy would be anything but ordinary.

She went back to the doctor, they took an ultrasound and told her and Antonin that she was going to be having twins! At first they couldn’t believe the news, but when it settled in they were super excited and ready to handle the extra responsibility.

For a few months, the couple had prepped for 2 new babies on the way. She went back to the doctor for her regular check-up and the doctor noticed something a little weird so the doc took another ultrasound. This is where things start getting pretty wild…..

The doctor examined the ultrasound carefully and thoroughly. Then the doc told the couple that they would not be giving birth to twins. At first they were a little heartbroken thinking one of the babies didn’t make it, but the doctor hadn’t finished yet…

The doctor calmly told them she was currently carrying 4 babies and would be giving birth to quadruplets! Twins kind of seemed like a lot but 4 babies?! This was completely unexpected and they were totally stunned. When they left the office they immediately started buying stuff for the 2 extra babies so they would be prepared!

Another month or two went by and her due date was coming closer. When women give birth to multiple babies at once it isn’t uncommon to get another ultrasound towards the end of the pregnancy just to make sure everything will be fine without complications.

She went in got another ultrasound not expecting anything out of the ordinary considering she already had the bomb dropped on her last visit that she was having quadruplets. After the doctors took a look at this next ultrasound they were astonished. There was a fifth baby in there they hadn’t seen! So now they went from 1 baby to twins to quadruplets and quintuplets!

The due date quickly came before they could even wrap their heads around quintuplets! The day of delivery 40 doctors on staff were in the delivery room to help and make sure this record breaking birth went smoothly without any complications. Luckily she gave birth like a champion and according to the main doctor in charge of her case, everything went perfectly!

One of the 40 doctors who helped with the delivery that day, began doing research to see if anyone ever gave birth to quintuplets in the Czech Republic. As it turns out, in all of the Czech’s recorded birth history, Alexandra was the first mom to ever give birth to 5 babies at once!

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Mother Heard Strange Sounds On Baby Monitor. She Sprints Into Room and Sees Baby Is Not Alone!

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Some people dream of being a mother their whole life.  Ever since Bernita Roger’s was a little girl she had looked forward to the day when she’d have children of her own to raise.  After marrying her high school sweetheart Roy, the two set out to become parents. However, the couple struggled and their dreams of starting a family were crushed after Bernita suffered a series of miscarriages.  

After all the heartbreak Bernita set aside her plans of being pregnant.  She decided that for the time being she would adopt, not a baby but instead a pet.  Feeling depressed, she just knew that having a furry animal companion was what she needed in her life and was set to go look a puppy at the local shelter.

Before she could even go to the animal rescue center fate stepped in.  Bernita was out in her garden one day when a black cat appeared and started to rub against her legs.  The friendly feline was a stray but not for long because she fell in love with the kitty and adopted him on the spot.  She brought the cat inside and ended up naming him Midnight after his shiny black coat.

Soon after Midnight had joined the Rodgers family Bernita and Roy learned that she was pregnant again.  The unplanned pregnancy was a blessing and nine months later a healthy baby girl named Stacey was born. When Midnight first met the new baby it was love at first sight and he was always close by.

The new parents were extremely protective of their little miracle baby and watched over her closely.  When Stacey was just 6 weeks old she suddenly became ill and after checking her out a pediatrician told Bernita it was just a common cold.  She took her baby home and had put her down for a nap when Midnight suddenly started acting very strange. He kept pawing at her legs and seemed to be trying in vain to get her attention, but she brushed him off thinking not much of it.  

Midnight ran away and moments later she heard him screeching and crying over the baby monitor.  His strange moans sounded terrible and scared Bernita who jumped up and quickly ran to the baby’s room.  When she got there, she found the cat near the crib and when she looked in to check on Stacey, she noticed something was terribly wrong.  The baby was struggling to breathe and starting to turn blue.

Bernita and Roy rushed baby Stacey to the hospital and because of their quick action doctors were able to save her after she went into full respiratory failure.  If not for Midnight’s insistent crying alerting them to the dire situation, she may not have been so lucky.

Midnight’s story was shared on YouTube and it brought a lot of media attention and interest.  Even Oprah Winfrey contacted the couple and they made an appearance on her show. As for Midnight, he and Stacey are inseparable, they’re each other’s best friend, and he’s always by her side.

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Remember When These Famous Septuplets Were Born! Look What Happened To The Babies 20 Years Later!

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Many people don’t realize how tricky it can be to successfully get pregnant and deliver a healthy baby. The process is challenging and rife with risks. Since many struggle even with conception, there are methods available to help with fertilization. Bobby McAfee was on one such treatment.

Bobby and Kenny McAfee had always wanted a baby. The couple had struggled with contraception for a while so they decided it would be best for Bobby to use a fertility treatment. She knew that the treatment made the chances of twins bigger so they mentally prepared themselves. However, when they went to the next check-in, the doctor shocked them with some even crazier news.

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Bobby was carrying 7 fetuses. This was a huge deal. Septuplets are extremely rare as well as incredibly risky to deliver. The doctors informed them that one option they could choose to pursue was a selective reduction. They could reduce the number of fetuses to maximize the chances for survival for the remaining fetuses. The couple chose not to pursue this option.

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Bobby successfully delivered 7 healthy babies. They took them home to raise them. 20 years later, their kids are thriving. Kenny runs a carpentry business, Brandon is in the army, and Alexis is pursuing a career in early childhood education. The other 4 are still in college.

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He Sees His Wife In The Infant’s Crib But When He Realizes Why He Can’t Hold Back The Tears!

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Dana and Matt had been together since high school. They were a beautiful couple and they loved each other very much. They were very religious and wanted to share that aspect of their lives with their daughter Luella, who they were raising in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were intent on giving her the best childhood possible. 

One day, Dana and Matt left Luella with a sitter. They went to a worship concert and conference. At the conference, Dana met a missionary who told her a heartbreaking story. This story would go on to move her immensely. 

He had done a lot of work in Ugandan orphanages. He spoke about one specific orphanage that was different than the rest. The inside was a large room with around a hundred babies each in his or her own crib. When the missionary walked inside, he expected the room to be raucous and loud. Instead, it was silent. The missionary told her that the babies didn’t cry because no one came for them when they did cry. Eventually, the babies each realized that crying wouldn’t do anything and stopped.

Dana couldn’t believe what she was hearing. How tragic that so many children gave up on the idea of someone coming for them so early in their lives. Dana vowed that she would never allow her own daughter to feel this way. When she got home, she heard Luella crying. She climbed into the crib and laid beside Luella until the young child went to sleep. Dana is one of many noble mothers to dedicate her time and self to her child. Hopefully someday, every child will have a mother as committed and loving as Dana.

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Pregnant Mom Gives Birth To 3 Black Babies. The Father Sees Them and Immediately Breaks Down In Tears!

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For married couples everywhere having children is usually the next step after the wedding. Some couple are able to conceive and have children right away with no problem at all while others try everything and still can’t get pregnant. However in today’s world there are so many options from adoption, to surrogacy, to artificial incemination exc. So even for couple who are having issues there are so many different paths they can take to successfully have children and raise a family.

Rachel and Alan Halbert are featured in today’s beautiful story. This amazing couple was looking to start a family and adopted two wonderful african american babies. One boy and one girl who needed a home, love and a safe place to grow up and mature. The 4 of them were one happy family but this couple didn’t feel like their family was complete just yet. They were told about something called embryo adoption which for them would be the perfect way to go to complete their family.

Knowing that embryos were sitting around frozen, they decided to go this route and Emily would be inceminated so she could experience the wonders of pregnancy and child birth. She had twin embryos implanted and it took. She was finally pregnant and the couple was so happy that they could complete their beautiful and loving family. A little bit after the procedure, she went to her doctor who examined her and noticed something a bit odd.

The doctor asked if they were sure twin embryos were implanted and they told him yes thats what said. A sense of panic took over the room as the couple thought that maybe one of the babies didn’t make it or possibly had genetic mutations. Their doctor assured them that the babies were perfectly fine and healthy however, he had quite the surprise for them. She wasn’t going to give birth to twins, it was going to be triplets!

Somehow 1 out of the 2 embryos split after they were inseminated and this early split led to another baby and the miracle of a new life. After the doctor told the couple instead of freaking out, they were unbelievably grateful, filled with love and super excited to upgrade from twins to triplets. They believed that everything in life happened for a reason and this third child was a beautiful blessing.

When it came time for mama to give birth the doctors didn’t think she would be able to successfully give birth to 3 babies in the standard way so she would need an emergency C-section….

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