I walk past it Everyday. Stately, silent, still. Waiting. Fourteen chairs, Four leaves, A table for three generations. Waiting. Waiting as I wait, For this to be over. For this to be done. For family to gather round it again.
The old adage, It takes a village to raise a child, has never been more true than now.
Graeme and Simon Berney-Edwards of Redhill, Surrey, England are the proud fathers of two-year-old twins. They have the family they always wanted, but it wasn’t easy and they didn’t get there on their own.
The first step in their journey to fatherhood took them to an in vitro fertilization clinic in Las Vegas and eggs from an anonymous donor.
Step two had the couple looking to Canada for a surrogate, Canadian laws governing surrogacy being more progressive than those in the U.K.
Enter Meg Stone of Hamilton, Ontario. Meg was up for the challenge of carrying twins, half-siblings, one fathered by Graeme, one by Simon.
All in all, it took two women and two men across three countries to make the Berney-Edwards dream of a family come true.
It takes a village 🙂