Canadian Intended Parents Searching for a Gestational Surrogate
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Embryo Status: 2 PGS Frozen Embryos
Occupations: Construction (Cam) / Interior Designer (Melanie)
Hi! We are Melanie & Cam. I was born in Montreal Quebec. I grew up very closely with my parents, older brother and sister. I come from a loving supportive family and there is not one day I go without calling my mom. My parents are Thai and Cam's parents are Chinese. Cam was born in Vietnam and raised in Toronto Ontario. Cam has two brothers and are very close in relationship with his mother and father. After living all my life in Montreal I finally decided to make a move to Toronto in 2000. Shortly after, Cam and I met through a mutual friend of ours… Let’s say, the rest was history because we’ve been together ever since and happily for 20 years. I am a loving, warm-hearted, and thoughtful person where I always put others first. Cam is a kind, compassionated understanding person. He’s a great listener and makes you feel comfortable at all times.
Ever since my father passed in 2017 my perspectives of life taught me not to take things for granted. My father was my guiding light through my growing years, my role model, and my best friend. He always teached me to never let go of my dreams and fight for them when I need to . He always dedicated to take care of us and loving us. That is why family is very important to us. Spending the time with our loved ones and our nieces and nephews have been the most joyful and rewarding moments we never take for granted. We occasionally visit my family in Montreal to see my mother, brother, nieces and nephews and we have weekly sunday dinners with Cam’s family here in Toronto. Cam and I always try our best to give back for people in need. We often help our family that still lives in Thailand. We send money, clothing and supplies that are hard to get accessed to. Due to the pandemic we used to visit Thailand every 2 years and every visit we always bring 2 suitcase full of supplies and much needed items. I am also part of the Cambodian foundation, that help children in needs. The foundation have also builded a school in Cambodia.
We have been trying to conceive for over 12 years and finally after 2 different clinics IVF Canada & Trio, 8 rounds of embryo transfer we were finally pregnant in 2018. We were so overwhelmed with joy and still in disbelief that our dream is finally coming true. Throughout the pregnancy everything went very smoothly, other than some minor bleeding. I was reassured by my doctors that this is completely normal and that our baby is safe and healthy. At our 24 weeks we hosted a gender reveal party with our closest friends & family, and we found out we were expecting a baby girl. That moment was the best feeling that we are going to be raising a baby girl. We were so thrilled and over the moon that we had a permanent smile on our faces the entire night! At around 25 weeks, something was wrong where I had unbearable abdominal cramps; I was sweating profusely, and I was losing quite a bit of blood. We immediately rushed to the hospital and next thing I knew the doctor was asking me to push. In that moment, all I remember was hoping my baby is okay and she’ll get through this. After 45 minutes of pushing, I have asked the doctor “is the baby, okay?” and I will always remember these words as she responded with “Oh Melanie, I am so sorry…” We went through therapy & counselling to help with our tragic loss, we have decided to try to have a baby again. However, as I was diagnosed with Adenomyosis and Endometriosis, we were unable to proceed with another embryo transfer due to complications. Whilst in 2020 during the pandemic, I have been experiencing hemorrhages and already visited the emergency a few times. After seeing a few doctors, they have concluded I have a bleeding uterus and there is no other choice but to have a hysterectomy. It took some time for us to finally accept the doctor’s diagnosis and for the sake of my health we scheduled the hysterectomy in May 2021. To this date after my hysterectomy, I am still in shock and sadden that I will never be able to carry a child.
For many years I have worked at Via Rail as a train attendant, and finally pursued my joy of becoming an interior designer. Cam is currently running a group of teams for his construction business and have been thriving since. On our free time we enjoy hiking and going on trails. There is not one winter season we have not passed on skiing and snowboarding. Cam loves sports, from playing and watching his favourites like the Raptors, Blue Jays, and football games. His all time favourite team is Dallas Cowboys.
Supporting our surrogate mother is our priority. We plan to cover all cost and expenses. We are here to support you throughout the entire journey financially and mentally. We are in this together!
Our goal is to have an honest relationship with our surrogate mother during and after the pregnancy. We would love to be involved in all the appointments and establish regular contact/communication with you. We will support you every step of the way offering you all the support you need while respecting your privacy & boundaries. Our priority is making you comfortable and stress free. We always find communication is the key to build a long lasting relationship and that is something we are hoping that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for taking the time to read about us! Can't wait to meet you!
Cam & Melanie