Best Friend Becomes Surrogate Mother
Two best friends, one shared pregnancy. Photographer Keri Duckett shares the incredible photos of the birth of baby Josie, after one best friend made the incredible offer to serve as a surrogate for the other. Josie’s mom tells us the incredible and touching story behind the birth.
As time went on and Tamara’s daughter became healthier, she and her husband, Brent, longed for another child, but they knew that they couldn’t risk a second pregnancy. After just a year into their friendship and hearing her friend talk about wanting to become a mother again, Logan made an offer that would ultimately change their friendship—and both of their lives—forever. She said, “I’m good at pregnancy; I carry to full-term and have healthy kids. I would love to be a surrogate for you.” Although Tamara knew it was a genuine offer, she didn’t know that she would ultimately take Logan up on it.
Adds Keri of this photo, “It was interesting to watch Tamara have all the same emotions that any laboring mom would have—anxious, nervous, overjoyed, wanting to get her out—really focused on getting that baby out correctly. It was neat that even though her baby had been inside of another woman’s body for that time, the first hands to touch her were her mom’s.”
See more stunning birth photography at KeriDuckett.com.