A modern family Mel Wells spent a pregnancy knowing she would hand over the baby growing inside her to two close friends.
The Mowbray woman was a surrogate for Dwane Thorne Kim and Noah Kim. The Sydney couple started seriously looking into surrogacy three years ago, while investigating their options to have a ray ban 4126 child. Mr Thorne Kim said something about commercial surrogacy internationally "didn't feel right" for the couple. Research led them to online surrogacy forums. The couple befriended Ms Wells online in late 2015. After just having an early miscarriage while surrogating for another couple, she was not ready "to go near surrogacy". "I think that's why we get along so well, and what made our journey so successful, we developed that relationship without any expectations," Mr Thorne Kim said. The trio decided to embark on their surrogacy journey in February 2016, and the first embryo transfer in May was successful, which Ms Wells said was "super lucky". Oliver was conceived through IVF using an egg from a Melbourne donor. Ms Wells was an clear ray ban glasses altruistic surrogate, as commercial surrogacy is illegal in Australia. She and the couple were in contact daily throughout the pregnancy, and visited each other often. Oliver and his 'big family'Pictures: Scott Gelston Mr Thorne Kim and Mr Kim, who have been together for a decade and are engaged, came to Tasmania at the end of January. On February 2, Oliver was born eight days early via caesarean at the Launceston General Hospital, after Ms Wells was found to have very low amniotic fluid. "It just felt right when I [first] saw them all [together] it was beautiful," Ms Wells ray ban 3361 said. Mr Thorne Kim said the couple were extremely grateful to Ms Wells, and that Launceston felt like a "second home", while the LGH was "outstanding". Mr Thorne Kim, Mr Kim and Oliver will return to Sydney ray ban new collection at the end of February. "Mel will always be an important part of our lives and the life of Ollie," Mr Thorne Kim said.
"It's just a big family now, I think that just got solidified when we had him," Ms Wells said. Oliver's fathers will fully disclose how he was brought into the world to him. Mr Thorne Kim said being parents felt natural.
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