Surrogate stories always move me to tears. There is something so incredible about seeing people create their families through the gift surrogacy. This birth story by Halsey Hendrickson is rich with emotion. We see two separate families working together towards the same beautiful goal - the arrival of this sweet little baby who is undoubtedly so very loved. Halsey's images capture both sides of this story beautifully. I found myself connected to both the surrogate mom and the new dads by looking through these images. And oh my goodness, to see the smiles on their faces when they finally hold their baby...there just aren't words! This is why birth photography is SO valuable - it captures human emotions and human stories unlike anything else.
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Name: Halsey Hendrickson
I was a part of this beautiful surrogacy journey from the beginning. The surrogate is a friend of mine from a local breastfeeding group, and the Intended Fathers are from Spain. Because I have two young children, I was unsure I would be able to make the birth, but the stars aligned perfectly and I got to witness one of the most amazing events of my life. Watching a woman give such a selfless gift to two deserving men who were strangers just a short time ago.