If you’re considering growing your family via surrogacy, reading about others’ experiences can help you determine if it’s the right family-building option. And some of the most inspiring surrogacy experiences that are easily accessible come from Hollywood.
But, continue reading to discover three motivational celebrity surrogacy stories.
1. Elton John
After initially trying to adopt, husbands Elton John and David Furnish worked with the same gestational surrogate for the birth of their two children, Elijah and Zachery.
John noted that the surrogate they worked with “is a wonderful, kind and loving woman” and allowed him and his husband to witness both of their sons’ births in the delivery room.
“We tried to create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere,” John said to People. “We were as excited at the prospect of Elijah’s birth as we were at the prospect of Zachary’s—but much less nervous.”
“The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way,” John said while reflecting on his second child’s birth. “It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.”
2. Nicole Kidman
Before Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban worked with a gestational carrier to have Faith, their second child, in 2010, the couple had Sunday, their first daughter, in 2008.
Kidman is one of the many women who have struggled to conceive after a successful pregnancy.
“Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain, and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility,” Kidman said on 60 Minutes Australia in 2011, according to BuzzFeed. “Fertility is such a big thing, and it’s not something I’ve ever run away from talking about.”
The couple kept their surrogacy private and released a statement after Faith’s birth, singing the praises of their gestational carrier:
“No words can adequately convey the incredible gratitude that we feel for everyone who was so supportive throughout this process, in particular our gestational carrier.”
Kidman also has two children via adoption with her ex-husband Tom Cruise.
3. Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett and her spouse Courtney B. Vance struggled with infertility for years.
People reports that the couple tried fertility treatments and in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pursuing surrogacy.
“I was devastated when it didn’t happen [again and again],” Bassett told Oprah in 2007. “The more we learned about surrogacy, the more we began to think that perhaps this was an answer for us.”
In 2006, Bassett and Vance welcomed twins Slater and Bronwyn via surrogate.
Upon meeting their children, the couple felt immense joy. “Just standing there together, holding each other, with the realization that this is the moment that we’ve been working toward, praying for … [it’s a dream come true].”
Why You Should Work With American Surrogacy
If these successful surrogacy stories have inspired you to start your surrogacy journey, we want to tell you that your family is in good hands if you choose to work with American Surrogacy.
The Benefits of American Surrogacy
American Surrogacy is one of the most established full-service national surrogacy agencies that help families grow in the United States.
American Surrogacy will provide you (the intended parents) with the following essential surrogacy services during your journey:
Fast Surrogate Match-Making
American Surrogacy only works with pre-screened women ready to start the surrogacy journey with your family. This means you have the opportunity to match with a surrogate quickly.
For example, while market research shows that the average wait time at most surrogacy agencies is 12 to 18 months, our average wait time for intended parents is only 30 to 90 days.
Financial Protection and Fixed Fees
Surrogacy costs can vary significantly, and market research shows that the average cost of surrogacy is $100,000 to $250,000.
Here at American Surrogacy, we follow a fixed-free structure to ensure you’re aware of all surrogacy costs we can predict upfront so you can confidently move forward.
If you choose to work with our agency for your surrogacy, you’ll pay $129,900 for the surrogacy process. The following services are included in this cost:
- Agency and case management fees
- Gestational carrier fees
- Medical fees
- Legal fees
A Dedicated Surrogacy Specialist
American Surrogacy’s surrogacy specialists are licensed social workers, so you can be sure they are dedicated to making your surrogacy journey go smoothly.
Your surrogacy specialist will:
- Help you through every step of your surrogacy journey
- Ensure you receive all the practical and emotional support your family needs, like infertility counseling
- Help you craft the right surrogacy plan for your family
- Coordinate legal and medical services
- Contact mediation
Start Your Journey With American Surrogacy Today
Successful surrogacies aren’t just for celebrities. With the help of an American Surrogacy specialist, you can also grow your family through surrogacy.