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Surrogate Mom Left With Twins After Couple Backs Out

Surrogate Mom Left With Twins After Couple Backs Out

A 20-year-old woman in New Brunswick, Canada was left in a frightening situation after the British couple she was carrying twins for backed out of their arrangement. The surrogate, Cathleen Hachey, met the couple online, and after several months of conversations, agreed to be their surrogate.

When she was 27 weeks pregnant and hospitalized with complications, the couple informed Hachey that they had split up and that she would need to take care of their twins for 6 to 8 weeks before other arrangements could be made. Hachey began to look for other options on her own and found a couple to adopt the twins. 

The original arrangement was made privately. Although Hachey says she would be interested in being a surrogate again, to help others, next time she will go through an agency and use a lawyer.


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GlorethaGray GlorethaGray 5 years
Somebody is going to pay childsupport. If that was the husbands seed he will have to pay for the twins care.
CheriGodec CheriGodec 5 years
It's pretty rare in the surrogacy world for someone to actually back out. It does happen, but it's not the end of the world either. Does it suck for the surrogate? Yes, I'm sure it does BUT think of the HAPPY situation that came out of this world. THIS surrogate was able to bring into the world 2 lives and bless a family. It may not have been the way she intended, but she did what she initially set out to do. The ending was happy. UNLESS you have been involved in the surrogate world, it will seem like a big huge deal and like everyone does this, when that's not the case. In the SURROGACY world, it's not something that happens a lot. IP's spend tons of money to have a baby, so they're not going to screw anything up. There are irrespnosible people in every type of activity...Surrogacy is no different. Surrogacy is a beautiful thing when people do it correctly (usually through an agency, in a state/country where it's legal and with CONTRACTS, which this lady didn't exactly have). When you cut corners, things can go badly. Do it right? It's the most giving and rewarding experience that you can have for someone else. I know. I'm a surrogate mother.
RebeccaSullivan34963 RebeccaSullivan34963 5 years
Age does play an important role in getting pregnant. Whether you are fit for your age, and whether or not you look like your age, your body indeed knows exactly how old you are. Your reproductive system knows it, too. The optimum age for fertility for women begins at the age of 18. Until about the age of 25, women will be at their most fertile, and most likely to get pregnant. Beginning around 25 or 26, a woman’s fertility starts to decline. This decline is relatively gradual for the next ten years, however. It is not until the age of 35 that the process of losing fertility begins to speed up more rapidly. By the time a woman reaches the age of 40, she is exponentially more likely to have problems getting pregnant. In fact, around 2/3 of women who are over the age of 40 will have issues with infertility of some sort or another. To be sure, statistics are just statistics. It is possible, obviously, to become pregnant before the age of 18. In fact, a woman can become pregnant as soon as she starts to ovulate. In some girls, this can occur as early as age 11. On the other end of things, it is definitely possible for a woman who is 50 to become pregnant. In fact, a woman can become pregnant right up until she stops ovulating (which is generally indicated by the onset of menopause). I think before 20 year olds comment get your facts right first.optimal age is around 24-25 doesn't mean an 11 year old can't get pregnant nor a person in there 50's what people are saying is on maturity ....I was 29 when i had my first only took me 3 weeks of being off the pill my second child came into the world 11 months 1 week after the first was born
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