As a gay male couple we have no other option to have our own child, but was lucky enough to have experienced some surrogacy. Unfortunately our journey was cut short, when IVF was unsuccessful and the surrogate decided she did not want to continue due to changes within her circumstances. Being so close was so difficult, especially when our journey did not continue, however, this gave us the opportunity to complete further research etc. We have joined support groups and try to research as much as possible. I can't put into words the desperation to have a family. I'm hoping that someone, somewhere would like to kmow more information from us, to grow a friendship or whatever they felt essential to assist us with our journey.
As the saying going 'opposites attract' this couldn't be truer than for me and my partner. After being together five years we know one another inside out. I am the chatterbox. Having working within the emergency services for the majority of my career, along with health care from 17 years old... I learnt to talk. Unfortunately I never learnt to stop as you may notice. My whole life I've dedicated to helping others, and have found myself in some very emotional situations. I'm told I'm too soft for my own good, but I feel this is a good trait to have. I pride myself on being approachable and open. My other half is the quieter one but has a huge heart. I am an incredibly lucky guy as he always makes me happy. He is the grounded one and has to keep me sensible. This is particularly import for our love of animals (apart from spiders!) we have a lot and each and every one are our babies. I however find it difficult if any animal is in need of a home, the other half has to go through the sensibility of this before I dive in feet first. We had to move house recently to be able to home our 'little' family! Despite the amount we have, we're tidy people! We just have one thing missing and that's a child. We have been fortunate to try surrogacy previously however this was not successful and although there was a hole in our lives previously, this has now grown.