These Photos Capture The Emotional Moment A Mom Met Her Baby Born Via Surrogate

These Photos Capture The Emotional Moment A Mom Met Her Baby Born Via Surrogate

“Instantly in love and so grateful.”

You’ve probably already seen photos of births, but this series of photos captures something you probably haven’t seen before: a mother’s joy at meeting the baby born via surrogate.

Overton, who was ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ as having ғɪʙʀᴏɪᴅs tumors in 2005, was able to give birth to her 4-year-old son, Dylan, after a sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ. When she decided she’d like another baby, she thought another sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ would do the trick.

However, when she tried to have a second child, doctors told her that her ғɪʙʀᴏɪᴅswere making it nearly impossible for her to get pregnant.

However, a conversation with her cousin led her to her sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴄʏ – her cousin’s daughter, Cydnee.

Both Kim and her husband were incredibly touched. “We see Cydnee as an angel,” Kim said. “Without her we wouldn’t have been able to have another child. What she did was incredibly selfless and loving.”

Cydnee, meanwhile, wanted to become a sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ because of the struggle Kim encountered trying to have another child.

“Having children of my own opened my eyes to how blessed I am, because there are women out there who can’t — or are having difficulties — carrying their own children,” Cydnee said.

The incredible photographs by Leilani Rogers capture the very emotional day for Kim’s immediate and extended family.

Kim says it was surreal meeting Oliver for the first time. “My three-year journey to conceive was a very emotional roller coaster, but finally there he was, this sweet little baby after such a long struggle.”

The moment was emotional for Cydnee too. “I felt I’d accomplished my goal of making a wondrous change in someone’s life.”

Kim and Cydnee both hope their experience will help others to understand surrogacy better.

“sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴄʏ can be a very special and amazing experience for couples who may have challenges with having a baby on their own,” Kim said.

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