A beautiful note from a recipient to her egg donor

thank you.jpeg copy“I have wanted to make contact with you for a long time, but I just haven’t been able to find the right words to convey what I feel in my heart. I think of you all the time. I wonder how your prince and princess are going. Whether you understand how much joy you have brought to the lives of your recipients. 

Our daughters are just beautiful. I look deep into their blue eyes and think of you. You said they would be perfect and they are…truly amazing. I love to hold them and play with their little fingers and toes. Pat their warm little heads and smell their baby skin. I still have to pinch myself that my dream has come true – twice.
After the tragedy of losing my children, I struggled on so many levels for years. Finally I have come out of that dark, empty place to a life that is rich in purpose and happiness. I can only sincerely thank you and the other amazing people who have made this a reality.
My sweet girls are very different. One has dark hair, the other light. In temperament one is feisty whilst her sister is laid back. One has a cry that sets off the neighbourhood dogs in the middle of the night, whilst the other snorts like a piglet. My eldest daughter just adores smothering them with sloppy kisses and cuddles. She wants more babies(!)
We are having our darlings baptised in a couple of weeks. It will be lovely to celebrate their precious lives with our family and friends. Being their mummy is such a privilege and I am loving every moment. Yes, even in the wee hours of the night, I really don’t mind. Please know that I am committed to being the best mummy I can be. I might not always get it right, but I will keep trying and learn from my mistakes. Above all I will love, cherish and support them – always.
I wish you an abundant life, filled with peace, joy and love. Your incredible gift has transformed my life and I cannot thank you enough.
All my love
xx”

“You have given us the most amazing gift in the world”

We received the most beautiful email from one of our amazing egg donor recipients.  We are honoured to have been able to help and to pass this message onto her egg donor. We are keeping everything crossed for them!

valentines-day-heart“To our beautiful Donor,

No matter how many times I try write a letter to you , I will never truly be able to express all my thoughts and feelings.

My hubby and I would just like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for us.

There is not a day that didn’t go by that I didn’t think about you or wonder if you are doing ok. You have been by far the bravest person throughout this process and I will forever be grateful to you. You have given us the most amazing gift in the world and I thank God every day for you. I am overwhelmed by how there are such amazing people like you out there, and although we will never meet I am happy I found you.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your life to help me make my dream come true. I know I still have a long road ahead but you have done so amazingly well in starting my journey. On Tuesday the 14th you were the only person in my prayers and thoughts. I hope all is going well and just know that we are feeling incredibly blessed and thankful for your gift to us.

Lots and lots of love Us xxx”

Egg Donor Recipient – So Thankful!

833dea607da65d2e092d7f9d2b41bb39“Almost a year on and I’m a mummy to twins! They are 6 weeks old and absolutely complete my life.  My husband I are so thankful for your help in creating our little miracles.
We will be back to try again with our frozen embryos, but not just yet as we are pretty busy (ha ha ha!)
I attach some pics of my son and daughter to say hello and thank you, please tell our egg donor just how amazing our babies are!”

“Thank you for the support, positive vibrations and dedication to make everything go well”

With her treatment plan issued, we share in our special egg donor recipient’s excitement in the final weeks leading up to her donation…

“I’m very excited ! You guys are amazing. Thank you for the support, positive vibrations and dedication to make everything go well.

Thank you! I am very happy I found so many special people in my life.

Lots of love xx”

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“We are in awe of the fact we now have a baby”

dc7473fa7455ae701da53e101fa42811Our gorgeous boy was born on Wednesday. He weighed a lovely 3.92 kgs!!!

Everything is going really well, he’s perfect in every way, has figured out how to feed already!

Loves his cuddles and his baths!! He’s very content and chilled out. We are totally in love with him. I can’t stop looking at him and listening to the gorgeous noises he makes.
We are in awe of the fact we now have a baby and can’t quite believe that we are parents. We feel so blessed and privileged.
Thank you all and a big thank you and hugs to our special egg donor for giving us this wonderful gift.
xx

Egg Donor Recipient Feedback

“Thank you so much for passing on our egg donor’s messages. She truly is an amazing person. Everyone involved has been so wonderful to us. We could not have come this far in the process without everyone’s assistance.

I’m very excited and pleased as today I have the embryo transfer.  Finally today has come! It is comforting to know I have so many people’s well wishes and positive thoughts. We are grateful to even get this far in the journey and hope for more positive results ahead.
Thanks for your love and support”

Inspirational Egg Donor feedback

wses068011On checking in with a egg donor following her recent donation..

“I am completely recovered. Following the egg retrieval I learned that my son received a full scholarship to one of the top high schools here in Cape Town for Grade 8.

Being an egg donor for Nurture has blessed me beyond what I ever could have imagined. I am excited and looking forward to my beautiful recipient’s results. I think about them everyday :-)”

“It is the most wonderful thing that could have happened to us”

“I will be going for my 16 week scan on Friday and everything is going well so far.
It is the most wonderful thing that could have happened to us and it was made possible by you guys and our wonderful egg donor, we can never thank you enough!”

“Love letters” between an egg donor and her recipient

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The elated new Mother

“Hi Nurture,

Our beautiful bundle of joy was born on February 2nd. Thank you for your support and for helping me find the perfect donor. I now have my perfect baby. The joy I feel is beyond description.

Please continue helping bring hope to the many couples out there that are yearning for babies. You guys are awesome!

To Our Donor:

“I don’t know how to thank you enough for what you’ve done, words fail me. Your selfless act has brought us immense happiness. Please find time to read Numbers 6:24-26.”

Forever grateful”

Her incredible Egg Donor’s response:

Oh my word Mel !! Thank you so very much! You have absolutely no idea what this update means to me.

You know when I got that first update from you to tell me my recipient was pregnant, I thought that was the best news ever,  but now that she got the wonderful opportunity to experience childbirth, I think this update deserves to take first place as the best news ever! I’m so glad, I’m crying and I don’t even know how to thank you enough.

The Nurture team are really a group of remarkable women and yes I think you, the donors and recipients all deserve front row seats in heaven. You really are very good at what you’re doing and wherever I go, I tell people about egg donation and Nurture. I hope you get more wonderful donors to help create more beautiful families.

When I was busy with my first donation, I was busy with one of the most important exams of my life. I missed one subject because I travelled too far and didn’t make it back in time to the exam centre, they wouldn’t allow me to rewrite the subject, not even with a Doctor’s certificate.  However, when people ask me if I regret doing it, I say NO with much pride in my heart. I’m just so very glad that I was able to help create a miracle. I’ve made two people very very proud and happy parents. If I could do this all over again, I wouldn’t think twice”

To my recipient:

“I’m so happy for you and I’m so glad you chose me as your donor. I know you will take very good care of the little one, you really deserve to be parents.

I am the one who should be forever grateful. Thank you for blessing me with that wonderful scripture.

Xxx”

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“I’m looking forward to making a couples dream of having a family of their own a reality”

dc7473fa7455ae701da53e101fa42811We personally interview every egg donor prior to her becoming active on our database.  This is to ensure she fully understands everything about the egg donation process and also gives her the perfect opportunity to ask any and as many questions as she needs to. Some really lovely feedback after welcoming  another fabulous egg donor on board.  We are as excited to see you embark on this incredible journey!

“It was really amazing meeting you this morning, I’m grateful for the time you set aside to meet me, thank you. Thank you too for all the information that you have given me, it does help knowing that with this process I’ve got the support and knowledge needed. Its also nice to see so many woman actually have a good experience through this, as its not a light decision to make in the first place. I believe this will be a great experience and I’m looking forward to making a couples dream of having a family of their own a reality”.