After being in the eye of the hurricane due to the problems she had with her ex-partner, Johnny Depp, last Friday Amber Heard announced the arrival of her first daughter, a baby whom she named Oonagh Paige Head. The actress turned to a surrogate on April 8, 2021 to fulfill one of her biggest dreams.
Amber joined the long list of celebrities who also turned to surrogacy to become mothers or fathers and here we will tell you who were lucky enough to receive an adorable baby in their lives.
1. Kim Kardashian
Kim’s first two pregnancies were too complicated, which is why she and her ex-husband, Kanye West, turned to surrogacy to welcome their two youngest children, Chicago and Psalm.
When I was pregnant with my daughter North, I had a condition called preeclampsia or toxemia, which is basically when the mother’s organs start to shut down.
Following emergency labor at 34 1/2 weeks, Kim experienced placenta accreta, a life-threatening condition in which the placenta grows inside the uterus. Fortunately, she was able to freeze her eggs and become pregnant with Saint, but the same happened in her second pregnancy. For this reason the doctors forbade him to have a third party.
Her other two children were born through a surrogate. Chicago arrived in 2018 and Psalm in 2019.
2. Sarah Jessica Parker
In 2009, Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick welcomed their twins born to a surrogate. The couple gave birth to their first child, James Wilkie, in 2002, but then they tried again to become parents and failed terribly.
We tried and tried, it just wasn’t going to be, I couldn’t give birth again.
So they both looked for a surrogate mother and found a woman named Michelle Ross, who gave them the joy of having her two twins, Tabitha and Marion.
3. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Nicole and Keith had their second daughter from a surrogate mother in 2011.
Our family is truly blessed and very grateful to have received the gift of baby Faith Margaret. There are no words that can adequately convey the incredible gratitude we feel for all who supported us so much during this process, in particular for our gestational carrier.
4. Lucy Liu
The actress told People that using a “surrogate” was the best solution. She welcomed her son Rockwell in 2015.
Surrogacy seemed like the right option for me because I was working and didn’t know when I was going to be able to stop. I decided it was probably the best solution for me and it turned out to be great.
5. Neil Patrick Harris
Neil and her husband David Burtka welcomed their twins, Gideon and Harper, in 2010 with the help of a surrogate mother. In an interview, they both confessed that it was very difficult for them to be parents.
It is much more difficult for gays to have children, even though we try. There were two different women involved. There was an egg donor, a wonderful woman who was anonymous. We took two of our best guys and implanted them into their eggs, two different eggs.
Neither of them knows which of the two little ones is biologically theirs.
6. Tyra Banks
The model and then-boyfriend Erik Alsa became parents through a surrogate mom in 2016.
The best gift we work and pray so hard for is finally here. He has my fingers and big eyes and the mouth and chin of his dad, Erik. As we thank the angel of a woman who carried our miraculous baby for us, we pray for all who are struggling to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world.
7. Ellen Pompeo
The actress of Grey’s Anatomy and her husband Chris Ivery have three beautiful children: Stella, Sienna and Eli, the latter two were born to a surrogate womb.
It is an incredible thing to do with your life, to give the gift of having someone’s child. I will always be grateful and I will feel very blessed and grateful to her, she will remain anonymous. I was there with her when she was inseminated and we held hands. I looked through the microscope and saw the embryo.
8. Jimmy Fallon
Fallon and his wife welcomed two of their daughters with a surrogate mother. They welcomed their first daughter, Winnie, in 2013.
My wife and I had been trying for a while to have a baby. We tried a lot of things, so we had a surrogate mother. We said, ‘We’re not going to tell anyone.’ It would be more fun if it was just in private between my wife and me. And then we can introduce it to everyone.
They did the same with their second baby, Frances, in 2014.
9. Gabrielle Union
Kaavia came to the lives of Gabrielle and her husband Dwayne Wade in 2018. They both announced the news on Twitter, where they wrote:
We are insomniac and delirious, but very excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night through a surrogate and 7/11 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most charming of all days. Welcome to the party, sweet girl.
10. Sally Obermeder
In 2011, Sally Obermeder gave birth to her first daughter, a baby named Anabelle. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer only a few months later. She struggled for eight months and had over 16 chemotherapy sessions and was victorious, but was told it would be very difficult to get pregnant again in the future. When she found out about surrogacy, she did everything she could to find a woman who could help her in Australia. Unfortunately, the law prohibits it in the country, so she preferred to travel to the United States to fulfill the dream of giving her daughter a baby brother. That’s how he met Rachel.
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