I've always wanted another child, but have suffered for years from premature diminished ovarian reserve which necessitated our using an egg donor for our last two daughters. My last pregnancy ended in failure due to problems with my lining and at this point we feel that we'd be better off using a surrogate as well as an egg donor.
I'm a devoted mom, adore children, am creative, musical, a writer, actress, theater director and teacher who stopped acting to raise my kids. My husband is an environmentalist and director of an ecological development program at a Washington DC think tank. He is intellectual, dedicated to public service and to doing good in the world. We've got two sons - one at an Ivy League university on scholarship majoring in history and literature who plans to go to Law School and then work in government or public service, the other a gifted musician and athlete who is going to major in media and communications and go to college with a Division 1 athletic scholarship in the fall. Our two daughters 12 and 10 are talented, loving, joyful children as excited about the idea of another younger sibling as their mommy and dad.
I would want you to know that we are wonderful parents who would cherish the child we would be lucky enough to have with your help. My principal belief as a parent is that you have to let your children find their passions and follow them, as well as raise them to be contributing, thoughtful members of society -- that no two children are the same, each has different gifts and different challenges and that the most important thing is to love them to bits and pieces, be patient and be kind. If you would agree to help us in our journey we'd be forever grateful -- it would be a priceless gift and we'd never be able to thank you enough.