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This month MoM members could WIN 1 of 20 copies of an incredible memoir of generosity, hope and surrogacy, entitled  Labour of Love

Shannon Garner met and married the man of her dreams, had two gorgeous children and lived an idyllic life on the New South Wales coast. So why did she decide one day to pursue altruistic surrogacy? And what made her choose a gay male couple from Sydney?

Labour of Love is Shannon’s honest and engaging story – a rollercoaster of emotion set against the backdrop of a highly regulated ‘industry’. This is no account of heartache and conflict but an uplifting story of ‘a collective love’ – one that involves a handful of people from very different walks of life who end up being so much more than family.

As Shannon travels her journey of body, mind and soul, she lays bare the loving reality behind surrogacy, but also the trouble she found along the way.

Finding strength in unexpected places, Shannon pushed past the negativity of others to discover the courage she needed to selflessly carry and birth a baby that will not be her own – and to bring the gift of a precious life and soul into the world, to be loved and cared for by her new adoring parents.

Watch Shannon share her story with Channel 10 here.

Please note this competition is open from 27th July 2016 until 14th August 2016 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. F. MohsinWA
  2. M. BullQLD
  3. A. DawsonNSW
  4. M. NevilleSA
  5. S. WiffenQLD
  6. D. BebbingtonWA
  7. R. HaywardNSW
  8. S. VenkatNSW
  9. M. LesleySA
  10. E. MartinsNSW
  11. B. DowneyQLD
  12. R. YardQLD
  13. A. WheatonNSW
  14. J. FinnVIC
  15. R. McNamaraVIC
  16. K. LeddySA
  17. S. BiggsQLD
  18. H. JonesQLD
  19. L. WilliamsVIC
  20. T. BurrowsQLD
  • wow this looks like such an emotional and inspirational journey. If i am to sit down and read then this would definately be a book to keep me interested

  • I love that she’s written a book to shine a light on giving this precious gift to a deserving, wonderful couple.

  • This lady is an inspiration that she should so selflessly give a couple the greatest gift and expect nothing in return she is a great role model

  • The miracle of a child in your life is such a privilege and to read this story would be a beautiful reminder how loving and care a family is regardless of how a child came to be.

  • I think this would be an amazing story of hope and desperation and love and all the emotions that come with creating a family

  • With such love and loyalty on show To read her story would set me aglow !

  • She sounds like one incredibly amazing,selfless woman! She has given hope to others unable to achieve the ultimate dream of children at the expense of her own feelings & even her health. I would love to read this book as I know it will lift my spirits.

  • We should all welcome a whole lot of love and generosity into our lives…it brings kindness and compassion two characteristics i admire. I can\’t wait to read this book and share the love…it\’s contagious!

  • I love reading – especially inspiring books like these where people prevail overall!

  • I love reading inspiring stories about generosity and giving to people that aren’t in a position to have children. You are helping bring a life into this world and I think that’s amazing!

  • It sound like a story of a woman and a mother who gave of herself so this couple could know what it was like to be parents themselves. I would love to read her account of being a surrogate and all the ups and downs she when through. Being a parent is the best vocation anyone can have and it is hard word but so rewarding.

  • It sounds such a wonderful story of selflessness to give someone the greatest gift that can ever be given.

  • With so much negative in the world it is great to read positive stories with happy endings! This woman sounds like an incredible young lady that I would love to read about.

  • I love true stories and this looks like it will be an amazing story that will leave anyone who reads it feeling like people in this world can be just beautiful

  • I like books that keep it real, these seems to be the book that would be a page turner

  • Truth, love and determination are the 3 things I love to read about.

  • As a mum of 5 little darlings, I know the indescribable joy that a new little life brings to the world. I would love to read this story of Shannon’s journey down this inspiring and life changing road.

  • I would like to learn more about the surrogacy process in Australia, for interest sake only at this point in time.

  • The gift of life is always precious and to bring this reality to any couple through a world of negativity and criticism is such a beautiful thing, and a story everyone should read and take lessons from.

  • My daughter was having problems conceiving. I decided if she had not fallen pregnant with IVF, in the next 6 months I would be a surrogate for her and her husband. Thank goodness the treatment worked. The emotion and the torment of people that can’ conseve is dreadful. That’s why.

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