A mother and the woman who surrogated her baby have shared an emotional moment. They shared a photo taken moments after the birth of the baby on their social networks.
In the touching image, the little one appears on his mother’s lap but is still connected by the ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ to the woman who was his surrogate. The two women are holding hands. In the photo, each of the women is supported by their partners, and the mother cries as she finally holds her child in her arms.
The case took place in the United States. And when revealing this beautiful photo, the photographer who recorded the birth gave details about the history of this family.
Photographer Heather Gallagher said: “Against all expectations. Baby Luca was born safe and sound yesterday morning at his belly’s house after more than two years of trying and through surrogacy, after countless rounds of ɪɴ-ᴠɪᴛʀᴏ ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ and changes in plans due to ⒸⓄⓋⒾⒹ-①⑨. This delivery was incredible and took place at an unprecedented time.
It was really exciting to be around other people for the first time in weeks (all with masks on and with all the hygiene precautions being taken) and for such an amazing occasion. Through all of this tragedy that has been ⒸⓄⓋⒾⒹ-①⑨, I’ve managed to keep myself emotionally stable by thinking that life moves on, but seeing life unfold in real time during such a difficult time has changed me forever.
Now, more than ever, I am inspired by the power of humanity and the perseverance of love. Thank you so much, Mirelle Leguia, her beautiful surrogate, C, and their families, for inviting me to record this moment in their lives and for showing me what true sacrifice and dedication to family look like.”