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Meet Baby Cloe: Surrogacy Q&A
May 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The community of Chilliwack, BC and surrounding areas have been following the story of gestational surrogate Kara, the intended father of the child she carried, Josep, and his newborn Cloe. A real-life story of empathy, compassion, and larger than life good deeds, Kara has shared her surrogacy journey through video and the Yellow Bird Birth blog.
Kara set out to become a gestational surrogate just over a year ago. She met hopeful father Josep, who lives in Spain, through Proud Fertility. The two single parents, with the help of Proud Fertility’s Managing Director Nathan Chan (also a single father by choice through surrogacy), formed a friendship and intend to stay in touch once Josep returns home to Spain with baby Cloe.
“It was completely worth it.” Says Kara when asked what she would share if she could only tell others one thing about her experience. “Everyone always tells me that they couldn’t be pregnant for someone else or undergo fertility treatments, but every moment of discomfort was worth it when the doctor placed baby Cloe into Josep’s arms. I just want people to know that surrogacy is a truly beautiful act and although there are ups and downs, it’s the most rewarding thing I have ever done for someone else.”
Meet Baby Cloe
May 14, 2018 at 19:00 – 21:00 PDT
Yellow Bird Birth Doulas
9369 Mill Street, Chilliwack, British Columbia
Come out and meet the famous Baby Cloe. Kara has been updating the world on her surrogacy journey which started in 2017 with a single man named Josep from Spain. Come out and meet everyone in person and learn about their experiences first hand.
Guest speaker: Nathan Chan from Proud Fertility
The story has caught the attention of Fertility Clinics, news sources, photographers, birth professionals, and the general community, and the response has been supportive. Coming across the story has also sparked the curiosity of many. Meet Baby Cloe is an opportunity for the public and media to ask questions about altruistic surrogacy in Canada and learn more about this often-misunderstood path to building a family (or helping someone build a family).
You can catch up on Kara’s experience as a gestational surrogate through the Facebook Page of Yellow Bird Birth Doulas. She has also talked about her experience through her surrogacy agency Proud Fertility in videos shared on their YouTube account and website: