“Big Miracles,” the captivating TV show on Channel 9’s network, continues to follow the emotional journeys of ten Australian couples and singles as they pursue their dreams of becoming parents. In a previous episode, we witnessed the heartwarming story of Angus and Adam, a gay couple who embarked on the challenging journey of surrogacy, with Kate as their surrogate.
After 15 years of planning, Angus and Adam’s dream of becoming fathers is finally within reach. Episode 6 brings us the culmination of Angus and Adam’s incredible journey as Kate gives birth to their child.
Anticipation And Anxiety
The last nine months have been a whirlwind for the couple, as Kate’s pregnancy progressed smoothly using eggs donated by Adam’s sister. The couple anxiously awaited the dating scan, which would reveal the baby’s growth and heartbeat. Kate, a 42-year-old mother of five, faced increased risks due to her age, but the couple was elated to hear their baby’s strong heartbeat.
As the due date approached, Angus and Adam excitedly prepared for their new arrival, setting up a nursery and embracing the joys of nesting. When the big day arrived, Kate was induced into labor, and after a long and challenging seven-hour labor without any pain relief, Angus and Adam’s beautiful baby girl, Vivian, was born.
Vivian Is Born
The couple’s gratitude toward Kate is immeasurable. “The only way I can show my thanks to Kate is to show her as we raise Vivian because words just don’t convey it,” says Adam. Their journey, while long and filled with uncertainty, has finally led them to this miraculous moment.
Angus and Adam’s story on “Big Miracles” demonstrates the power of hope, love, and perseverance in the face of adversity. They remind us that the journey to parenthood, especially through surrogacy and IVF, is not for the faint-hearted, but the rewards are beyond measure. With the love and support of their family, friends, and dedicated surrogate, Angus and Adam have welcomed their precious miracle, Vivian, into the world, and their lives are forever changed.
The importance of a strong support network in surrogacy cannot be overstated. Surrogacy is a complex and emotional journey that can take a toll on everyone involved – intended parents, surrogates, and egg donors alike. A strong support network, consisting of family, friends, and professionals who understand the unique challenges of surrogacy, is essential to navigate the emotional roller coaster of this process.
The Role Of A Psychologist
A psychologist can play a crucial role in providing emotional support and guidance to all parties involved in surrogacy. They can help intended parents, surrogates, and egg donors cope with the emotional ups and downs, deal with the stress and anxiety, and maintain healthy relationships throughout the journey.
At Happy Minds Psychology our team of dedicated psychologists is committed to providing professional support and guidance to individuals and couples going through the surrogacy process. By offering a safe and non-judgmental space, we help our clients navigate the emotional challenges of surrogacy and build the resilience needed to face the journey with confidence and hope. With the right support network in place, including the vital assistance of Happy Minds Psychology, surrogacy can be a life-changing and rewarding experience for all involved.