Because of rare medical conditions, Taylor has been unable to carry a baby to term. A more detailed account of this story is found at Taylor and Joe's Story .
This couple is already paying $800 per month for the IVF expenses that they incurred for the pregnancy of Everest. Everest was a perfectly healthy baby but Taylor developed a rare unpreventable condition called HELLP Syndrome. She was unable to carry him any longer as her liver, blood platelets and cardiovascular system began to shut down while hurricane Harvey reaked havoc. It was not optional that she required an emergency C Section at 23.6 weeks which was just short of enough time for little Everest to get off to a viable start.
Taylor now has reached the end of her options for carrying her own baby and God has been so kind to bring forth a girl who is willing and able to carry a baby as a surrogate for her. Taylor and Joe have two fertilized eggs that are ready to be implanted. This process will take about 12 months and we want to help them to get started as soon as possible so that they can reach their dream of having a baby together by next year. The cost will be about $38,000 which includes medical insurance that covers surrogacy, required medical and psychological evaluations of Taylor, Joe and the surogate, the IVF procedures, and the attorney fees. It is important that this is done safely and correctly.
Taylor's doctor has already given the green light that he is in support of this decision and will be intimately involved in the process as he has seen Taylor's journey first hand.
Please open your heart and help our family to achieve this beautiful dream and make it a reality.
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