Please allow me to share a little bit of information about my husband and I before I get to the part of our journey that has led us to this point in our lives.
I am in healthcare, and my husband is in aviation. We live on the north side of Houston in a great community surrounded by wonderful friends and neighbors. We are faithful to our church and have a wonderful rapport with our church leaders. This is how our journey began.
I was pregnant with our little baby girl a couple years ago and I would describe our pregnancy as textbook perfect. Throughout this journey, everything was on target with her health and mine. I was the mother who ate healthy and took care of herself within normal limits.
This experience was so amazing for my husband and me. We had prayed and believed that this pregnancy would happen for us, and all throughout our pregnancy the journey was enjoyable and left us speechless to watch her grow as the ultrasounds became more and more unbelievable. To think that we were so blessed and fortunate to be preparing to become parents to a very beautiful and perfect baby girl, words could not explain the anticipation we were feeling as the months passed by so quickly to the expected day of her birth.
There is unfortunately a “but” to this beautiful story. Almost 8 months into our pregnancy, we were told that our baby had died. This was, of course, the most devastating news a doctor could ever give to any parents.
A couple months later, we met with our doctor, who recommended the possibility of using a surrogate carrier. We explored the topic and pondered over the idea for a couple of weeks before committing to this venture, which was new and foreign to us.
Katrina Cassidy was one of the people who was highly recommended to us. Needless to say, we were totally blown away with her knowledge and expertise on the subject of surrogacy. We went through a successful journey with her in the last year and a half. Katrina has since become a friend and confidant to both my husband and I. I guess we would describe her as family.
— K and D
Katrina Cassidy is a Texas attorney who focuses her legal practice entirely on helping Intended Parents navigate the complex medical, emotional and legal issues inherent in the process of surrogacy. As a mother of two children who were born through surrogacy, Ms. Cassidy has a unique perspective that allows her to fully understand her clients’ situations and help them through it from beginning to end. Learn more about how we help Intended Parents create families.