This story is truly incredible!
Most of it thanks to mother nature.
That blesses us with the births of thousands of babies every year.
After waiting 9 months they finally get their own bundle of joy.
And fortunately in today’s day in age, pretty much anybody can have a baby.
Thanks to the technological advances in IVF, couples who can’t conceive naturally, and who would once have had to admit defeat, can now have families of their own.
But by far the most talked-about is surrogacy.
Now, what exactly is surrogacy?
Surrogacy is an agreement wherein a woman agrees to carry and birth a baby for another person or couple.
And, from there, the baby will grow and be born from this other woman, rather than its biological mother.
Obviously, agreeing to become a surrogate for someone is a huge commitment…
A surrogate will have to put her body through the journey of pregnancy (and the trauma of labor, of course) for someone else’s happiness and fulfillment… So, it isn’t a decision to be taken lightly.
Or they will select a volunteer, who will be paid a generous amount for their commitment.
The family now document their lives with their three-year-old son and daughter on social media.
They began working with a surrogate but noticed that she was struggling to conceive.
Not only did the second surrogate conceive, but the first surrogate did as well on a very last attempt.
The couple spoke to Good Morning America where they explained that they were both 22 working full-time corporate jobs having just brought a house when they decided that they were ready to start a family.
He explained, “I grew up around a ton of kids, I was a godfather and I knew no matter what I wanted to be a parent.”
So instead, they looked for a surrogate independently.
They then found another ideal surrogate but she was struggling to get pregnant.
As on the last try, they had already assumed that it wouldn’t work as the other tries hadn’t.
“Everything was like times two. And I was like, ‘I’m so terrified … I want to be a dad, but like, I can’t do two at once,'” Jarius said.
Terrel, on the other hand, was not terrified, he was thrilled, he explained: “I was over the moon because I always wanted twins and this was the next closest thing.”
Ashton was the first baby, coming a month early at 3 pounds, 11 ounces and then followed Aria, 4 weeks early.
They now share their lives online with their thousands of followers.
They even stared on Wife Swap in 2019 making them the first gay Black couple on the show.
One of the most important things to them is to show the family life of gay parents.
“Don’t think that just because you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community that you can’t have certain things in life or that success won’t come your way.”
“Being same-sex parents … we’re not raising our kids to be in a sexual identity or to think a specific type of way other than being open-minded. Breaking all of those stereotypes … bit by bit, I think, has always been our goal,”
Surrogacy is a truly remarkable phenomenon – but it doesn’t always go to plan. Keep scrolling to read about the fertility clinic who accidentally implanted a woman with the wrong embryos…