- Couple who have been struggling to get pregnant for 13 years in vain set to become parents
- The pair is expecting three children after their surrogate conceived a beautiful baby girl and they are expecting twins from the woman's sister who volunteered to be a surrogate
- Their journey to parenthood is characterized by miscarriages, infertility, failed adoption and surrogacy, and a jaw-dropping Ghc2,2m in medical bills accumulated over the years
35-year-old Lindsay and her 37-year-old husband Brian Vargas, started their journey to becoming parents about a year after they got married.
Just like any other ordinary young couple, the now famous Nebraska couple was expecting to get pregnant and then have a baby little did they know that the quest for children was going to take them over a decade of painful struggles and a lot of tears.
Lindsay said: “I always longed to become a mother. I often became jealous of pregnant women in my life, even those I saw at the grocery store. Infertility couldn't let me get pregnant like them.”
The lovely pair tried to get pregnant for 13 years during which they suffered a whopping 15 miscarriages and incurred jaw-dropping Ghc2,200,000 in medical bills accumulated over the years.
Lindsay's persistent efforts to trigger ovulation came with life-threatening health complications that only contributed further in draining their coffers.
The soon-to-be mother of three said: “My doctor kept increasing the dose beyond the recommended length of time and didn't monitor me. As a result, I developed a softball-sized cyst on my ovaries.”
But even the doctors finally gave up on them. According to Lindsay, the medics said there was nothing more they could do after a last desperate attempt in vitro fertilization ended in yet another miscarriage.
The couple also had multiple failed surrogacy attempts. In addition, many of their efforts to adopt a baby were met with disappointments.
After so much money went down the drain, depleting their savings and retirement accounts without any success, they decided to share their story with GoFundMe , hoping that it will help them raise cash for a final shot at surrogacy.
When her heart-wrenching infertility story went live on GoFundMe, a woman who was touched reached out to Lindsay and Brian. She offered to give them her baby for adoption.
Lindsay said: “A California woman contacted us through the GoFundMe platform and asked if we could adopt her unborn baby and we agreed."
About three weeks ago, the couple watched as their daughter Henley was being born. Also, Lindsay's sister, Kelly O’Toole, volunteered to be a surrogate. And she is expecting twins.
She said: “I can’t wait to be with my family soon. It's been a long wait and nothing could make me any happier."