What did you think when saw the title of this blog post?
Yes, sounds like a headline from an unreliable tabloid magazine, right?
When Lara Spencer announced this story on Good Morning America, my head whipped around so fast – I scared myself a little.
I sat in awe and was overwhelmed with gratitude, joy, and amazement – at these two women, a mother and daughter, who worked together to bring a son – a grandson – in the world.
Talk about co-creating!
I listened to Sara Connell (35) and Kristine Casey (61) talk about this journey to motherhood and grandmotherhood in an intimate and determined way that suggested infertility was not a challenge Sara would go through alone – the entire family was onboard, supporting and involved.
I reveled at the openness, expressed by both women, on the necessity of sacrifice to bring Finn into the world. This included setting up a multigenerational household and all the medical treatment.
I cannot wait to read this book and learn more about this journey. (Book excerpt)
What do you think about this? Could you, as a grandmother, be a gestational carrier for your son or daughter – if they needed you? Would you (adult children) be able to ask your mother, to be a gestational carrier if you were challenged by infertility?