We have a love for life that we cannot wait to share with the next generation. Both of us had loving childhoods and remain very close to our families. D grew up in Miami, FL andL grew up in Overland Park, KS. L has 1 sister (plus a brother-in-law) and 2 brothers. D has 1 sister. We absolutely adore our 1 year old nephew.
We both went to the University of Texas, but didn’t meet until a few years after graduating. We met at a singles happy hour. We love living in Austin and don’t see ourselves ever moving to another place. We are excited to give our child all of the same incredible experiences that we had growing up.
While we love to eat out and spend time with friends, we’re mostly homebodies and prefer to stay in with a bottle of wine, a home cooked meal, and a cuddle on the couch with our handsome dog, Baxter. We love traveling to beach destinations and could spend days at a resort pool ordering fried foods & yummy cold drinks.
We are both Jewish and can’t wait to introduce our child to the traditions and teachings of Judaism. While we aren’t overly strict when it comes to following the laws and beliefs of our religion, Jewish identity as a whole is very important in our lives.
L was born with a health condition called Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF). Throughout childhood, I was fortunate enough to not have it affect my day-to-day life. When I was 17, we found out I have a brain tumor. It is benign and non-removable. When I was in college, at one of my annual MRI check-ups, we learned that the size & nature of the tumor would make it dangerous for me to carry a pregnancy. So even before I met & fell in love with D, I knew surrogacy would be part of my journey. We plan to do PGT-M testing to ensure the embryo does not carry NF.
We feel so lucky to have the option of surrogacy and can’t wait to start this journey. Science is unbelievable and so is the fact that there are women out there who are willing to offer this gift to families. We are endlessly grateful for all of the surrogates, agencies, doctors, scientists, health care workers, and anyone else who makes this process possible.
All our love,
L & D