As we celebrate the end of a phenominal year, ConceiveAbilities was honored to host a holiday event in both Chicago and Denver. On Sunday, December 4th, 7 of our Chicago area surrogates, their partners and intended parents gathered for brunch and bocce ball. It was a neat opportunity to see many of the surrogates with their intended parents - we don't have many opportunities to gather at the same time. Plus, it gave the intended parents a chance to visit with others who are in different stages of the process. One of the surrogates, nearly 9 months pregnant with twins, was vibrant proof that a long, difficult journey can have a happy ending.
Our Denver group celebrated the season on Thursday, December 8th at an evening soiree downtown, complete with festive (virgin) cocktails. More than a dozen surrogates were able to attend, representing all parts of the process - one anxiously awaiting a match to another entering the second trimester of her second surrogacy journey with ConceiveAbilities. It was also a chance for intended parents to visit with their surrogates and other couples in similar situations. We were thrilled to see people speaking so honestly about their experiences and what brought them to this place - and their excitement about what 2012 will bring to their lives.
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