A Bundle of Joy for Janice and Fred

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Raised by 51 people in 11 months
Created September 3, 2018
Janice and Fred have known each other since junior year of high school and have been married for 9 years.  From the moment they met each other, they knew that they were meant to be and shared the undying love to have kids one day.  Janice's job forced them to move across seas but it was in their hearts to start having a family when they returned in 3  years.  They became pregnant in 2012 and this precious baby girl immediately brought so much joy and love to their hearts - even though they had not met her yet!

Throughout the pregnancy, Janice experienced complications attributed to a condition called Adenomyosis - constant cramping and spotting, pre-term labor, limited uterine space for baby to grow, etc.  Despite the worries and concerns, the beautiful moment of watching their baby girl move on the ultrasound screen and hearing her strong heartbeat brought an immense sigh of relief to the expectant parents.  Hope continued to increase when their baby girl was confirmed 100% healthy.

Sadly, the Adenomyosis continued to complicate the pregnancy.  After numerous medical consultations and risks were evaluated, Janice and Fred were given undesirable news - to end the pregnancy for Janice's sake.  They got in the car and looked at each other and before saying a word, they knew that their daughter was a special gift and decided to continue with the pregnancy and place it in God's hands.

The journey turned tragically at 18 weeks and 5 days into the pregnancy.  Janice went into pre-term labor and delivered their beautiful baby girl, nearly losing her life during the delivery process.  They named her Aeden Ellis and she had the cutest button nose and long arms and legs.  Her strong, precious her heart beat for 4 hours but her undeveloped lungs limited her survival.  On September 28, 2012, Fred and Janice heart wrenchingly held and said their final goodbye to their daughter.  They were devastated and that feeling has never left their hearts.

They waited a while before trying again and when they did, each month brought disappointment and frustration.  They moved on to consider infertility treatment but were shot down due to how Adenomyosis limited Janice's ability to carry to term and could threaten Janice's life.  The fertility doctor recommended surrogacy as the safest option.  With a little hesitation, they decided to look for a gestational carrier to carry their little embryo - a mini Fred and Janice! They found a great match but she backed out 3 months into the process.  They also looked into adoption but that fell through as well.

After six years of challenges and tribulations, Janice and Fred never lost hope. They accept that all things happen for a reason. They are a beautiful couple who has so much love to give to a child of their own. At the least expected time, Janice's good friend miraculously offered to be their gestational carrier. They had mixed emotions of joy, hesitation, relief, fear and happiness. They hesitated because of all that has happened but realized that their friend is a blessing and their answered prayer; a selfless soul who is willing to sacrifice so that their dream of having a baby may turn into reality.

With God's blessings, the Surrogacy process has slowly started.  They have savings and have plans to secure loans, however, the costs of IVF/surrogacy process is more than they expected and very costly.  They would truly appreciate any financial help that you are able to provide - even $1 is a beautiful contribution.  With open arms and hearts, they also accept positive energy, well wishes, love and prayers.  Please get the word out by sharing their link to your Facebook timeline.

Thank you for taking the time to read their story.



P.S. Adenomyosis continues to be a subject close to Janice's heart.  This medical condition due to its unknown causes, provides clinical challenges to physicians on how to treat and diagnose it.  Janice started developing symptoms as early as puberty and is now suffering with an unfavorable position in adulthood with her inability to have children.  She encourages all women to get an early diagnosis and not freely accept doctors' feedback "the symptoms are normal."  To learn more about Adenomyosis or it's cousin Endometriosis, the Mayo Clinic is a good resource to begin reading about this condition and how it may affect you.  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adenomyosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20369138u

If you are able to give it a quick read through, it would mean so much to Janice!
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Raised by 51 people in 11 months
Created September 3, 2018
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