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Mum admits “I always said I wouldn’t mind being pregnant again. I just didn’t want to take the baby home.”

Marcie Goldfarb, from California, who is mum to Hunter, now seven, and three-year-old Presley, knew she didn’t have the patience or money to have another baby, but she longed to be pregnant again, reports The Sun.

The 38-year-old decided to look into surrogacy and ended up carrying a baby girl for a gay couple she’d never met.

“I always said I wouldn’t mind being pregnant again. I just didn’t want to take the baby home after I’d had two kids already,” she explained.

“I had a lot of friends having a hard time getting pregnant and I never struggled, so I just thought it would be great to help somebody.”

In 2013 she was approached by a friend who knew a gay couple looking to have a child.

She was immediately excited by the offer and with her support from her husband Chris, 39, she met up with the pair and decided to help them.

After agreeing to be a surrogate, she had to complete all the necessary paperwork and attend medical check-ups, including ultrasounds to ensure her ovaries and uterus were healthy.

“Whenever it moved it was exciting, but for me it was not like my own babies. There was definitely a separation; I looked at it a bit like a science experiment.

“When it’s your own, you’re thinking, ‘Oh, look at their hands and feet.’ But, this time, I was asking technical questions, so it was a different experience to my own.

“And obviously this time, we were not preparing baby stuff at home.”

She gave birth to baby Alexandria – named by her dads – on February, 25, 2016, weighing 8lbs 6oz.

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“It was not hard for me to give the baby up, I knew she wasn’t mine,” she said. “Watching her dads with her was amazing. They’re going to have her call me Auntie Marcie.”

Such an amazing woman. I love these stories!

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  • I would love to be a surrogate for someone. Its such an amazing gift to give.

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  • amazing thing to do, congrats and best wishes

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  • Glad this worked for her and her husband and this gay couple, this won’t be always the case….

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  • It sounds like it was an arrangement that worked well.

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  • Yes it was a wonderful thing for her to do. However Hunter would have known his Mum was pregnant. I wonder how he feels about the baby being given away. That would be how her feels at his age.

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  • There are so many wonderful woman who do things like this but sadly we dont hear about them. We always hear the stories where things go wrong.

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  • What an amazing and selfless thing to do. I am glad this surrogacy story had a happy ending.

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  • We always hear of surrogacy stories that go bad. Fortunately this one has a happy ending.

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  • why not! seems like a win win situation

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  • I see this is a win-win situation for all involved

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  • What a great thing to do for someone

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  • What she did is so incredibly sweet. Not something that every woman would be willing to do. Well done!! :-)

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  • I wish I could do something as selfless as this. I have gay friends who would make amazing father’s but don’t have many options. I think I’d struggle to give a baby up that I had carried

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  • Good on her for helping others.

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  • I had always said I would be a surrogate if asked, despite the terrible time I have during pregnancy (last 2 were HG babies!). I had offered to do it for my sister, but she felt then it would be my bub, not hers… And my husbands contribution was ‘I don’t want you having sex with your brother-in-law!. I don’t think he quite understands the process!!

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