“Our experience with Nurture was amazing!”

Egg Donor Recipient Feedback:

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“Just wanted to let you guys know that our baby boy was born a few days ago. He is absolutely divine and we are so glad we didn’t give up! He is the love of our life and just wanted to say a very big thank you to you and the team at Nurture.

Our experience through the whole process with Nurture was amazing!”

 

 

Beautiful words from our egg donor recipient….

“Even though you must have been through hundreds of egg donations, I felt that you understood what it was like for me as a first time recipient. You were patient, and always available – you answered questions that I should have been able to ask my doctor but didn’t feel comfortable doing. You literally changed my life – our beautiful daughter was born 4 years ago and is everything to us.

Thank you Nurture xxx”

Love notes between an egg donor & her recipient

We shared the news of our deserving recipient’s pregnancy news with her egg donor….
Her donor had this to say:
“That is the most amazing news on the day my sister went into labour of her baby girl.
“It brought tears to us all, and a moment of silence, in which we all realised how blessed we are that we can build our family without even blinking twice”.
At first my mum and sister were a bit sceptical about my donation, they now fully understand and are incredibly proud of me.
I am SO SO SO happy that we were able to change this family’s life and make their dearest dream come true.
I can’t even express :-)
I hope you Nurture ladies will keep up this incredible work and make as many couples as possible a family.
Lots of love and all the best for you and the family, please let them know how happy I am for them and that I didn’t regret my decision for a second.
xxxxx
On receipt of her egg donor’s note – our recipient’s feedback 
“Oh my God! This is really beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes too…… I really don’t have enough words to express how thankful I am and how much I appreciate her help, I can just feel…..
Although I never met her, I immediately felt positive vibes when I was going through her profile and I sense that she did the donation with the great desire to really help us. I think that she is a wonderful person with a beautiful soul.
Thank you all Nurture ladies for your help too! It is so nice that you help dreams come true for couples like us!…. And thank you so much for having the perfect donor for us.
I will update you later on how the pregnancy develops. I hope that everything will be fine and we will be able to share some baby pictures with you”
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A beautiful note from a recipient to her egg donor

“This morning I woke up to an email that told me the donor I had painstakingly chosen was no longer viable. After a long and emotional search I felt once again defeated and inadequate, you see it’s not just about choosing another woman to be the beginning of your future child’s life, it’s about realising once again that you can’t do it yourself. BUT then tonight the wonderful Kim at Nurture brought me you and I was once again reminded again why everything happens for a reason.

I just turned 42, I am the Director of four businesses and I passionately believe in ideas and creation and doing what you love. I am a talent agent (like Jerry Maguire but it’s not that glamorous in real life, no one ever completes you!), my job is to make other people’s dreams a reality. Somewhere along the line my dreams were ignored. It wasn’t a conscious choice, I didn’t mean to be here at 42 without a husband/partner or a family, I didn’t deliberately put career over children and I certainly didn’t choose to be diagnosed with early menopause at 41 making it impossible for me to have my own biological children. Stupidly I thought I had more time.

Reading your profile tonight made me smile and laugh, you sound a lot like the very wilful, ambitious and determined 20’s something I used to be and still am (just with more wrinkles)! I wasn’t as clear as you are with my goals at that age, I just loved the ideas, I loved creating something and seeing it to fruition, I loved working hard and seeing the results.

When looking for a female donor you want that person to be as much like you as possible, a Caucasian with blue eyes was important because that best physically represented me, but intelligence was equally important. Not necessarily academic intelligence, I was more interested in ingenuity, wit and passion, if I have to choose another woman to create my child then she had to be like me. By the way you write I can tell you are smart, I can tell you are quick witted, that you are curious and that you not just learn, but you absorb the information around you. That’s the kinda gal I am after! I love that you are an actress, it’s a craft I gave up too young and my Mum and I actually fist pumped and did the gig when we read that you have a knack for writing as it is something I am very passionate about and have been told I am very good at.

Suffice to say I am very grateful you came along, you seem like the perfect fit. Although, there is one more thing I would like to ask of you (as if you aren’t doing enough), I am hoping you will reconsider the ‘no’ answer to the question about being contactable if the laws in SA change. In Australia the laws are that a donor must be willing to go onto a registry for the child only to make contact if they wish after they turn 18, the donor still has the option at that point to say no they do not wish to be in contact, there is a chance SA may eventually end up making the same ruling. I am asking you this not because I expect my child would need to come looking for a mother figure, I’m asking because I feel I should on behalf of my unborn child. I don’t think this is my decision to make, I think if the option was there then it would be my child’s and yours to make and if down the track you decided you didn’t want to then you would have the option to say no then as well.

I have no idea if the decisions I am making today are right or wrong, I guess like any hopeful parent I will just do my very best.   So if for whatever reason he or she would like to learn more about their genetic heritage then I feel like they should at least have the potential to do that and as their future Mum then I need to try to give them that option. I understand if your answer is still no, and it won’t change my decision to request you as my donor, I just needed to ask.

Thank you”

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Beautiful words from a special egg donor recipient

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“I also wanted to say thank you to you and the Nurture Team.
You all have been such an amazing support to me throughout this whole process, and it truly does mean the world to me.  Especially because there were times I felt I was going to loose my mind with all the added hormones haha, but a steady and calm mind and tons of love and support can do wonders on a personal journey like this.
So thank you for all the emails and constant check in’s and for answering the phone every time I freaked out about something that was normal – lol.
You are all truly incredible people and you are all amazing for creating magic in people’s lives on a daily basis by standing by them and helping them, creating their dreams into realities.
Much love and blessings to all of you.
xoxo”

“With much gratitude to you and your team”

pink heart 5“I am thrilled to share that I will be 14-weeks pregnant on Friday and all my test results are great, we are having a baby girl!  My OB thinks all looks great. The next step is the 20-week scan for all body parts etc.

It has been quite a long two months, but oh my, this is all we had hoped for and if we had the option to pick the sex, it would definitely be a girl!

I am really just letting all the good news sink in. I am feeling extremely hopeful and also amazed at how this is all unfolding at this time.

With much gratitude to you and your team for all you do. Thank you for your patience and persistence getting me to this result. I feel beyond confident with not just our egg donor, but in fact the entire story about how this all unfolded / ended up. That this came together with you and Nurture in the end is also a very big blessing. The whole story sits very well with me and I am very grateful. I do want other women to know all the very good you all do!

Look forward to keeping you posted.

Kindest Regards and Infinite Gratitude

xxx

Our beautiful egg donor’s journey comes to an end….

hand copy 2“So today is the end of my journey as an egg donor, but a new one for my recipient.
The Doctor retrieved 20 beautiful eggs today. I hope and pray that when they do the blood test that it will come back positive.
I feel a little sad because there won’t be visits to the Dr anymore, I’m going to miss all the friendly faces at the Cape Fertility Clinic. I would like to say thank you to Dr Matebese – she’s just awesome! Thanks to the Nurse who gave me two warm water bottles and two blankets because I was shivering after the retrieval, but there was no pain at all, and also to the other kind nurse who held my hand until I was asleep, thank you very much! They are all such wonderful people.
Thank you to you Melany for your support, I do appreciate it and to the rest of the Nurture team, you’re awesome!
A message to my recipient:
Thank you very much for choosing me to be your donor, I’m sure there were plenty to choose from but still you chose me. I feel so blessed and honoured, oh gosh I’m gonna cry…
You have no idea what this means to me, I cannot describe it in words, even if I want to.
The gift: I have no idea how you knew I would love it so much, I couldn’t wait to get home to fit it on. I totally love it, thank you so very much, I appreciate it!
In the meantime I’ll be praying non-stop for a miracle.
Thanks again to everyone.
xxx”

Our awesome recipient had this to say….

“All my dealings with the people at Nurture has been nothing short of excellent and the extremely caring, yet faultlessly professional service you provide is virtually unheard of in this day and age.”

Awesome message from one of our egg donors on her Nurture application

pink heart“Dear prospective recipient,

As long as I can remember, I have believed that choice is the most important thing we have. Some families were blessed with a healthy compliant body, one that would allow them to thrive and grow a baby, but there are some very deserving families, that for whatever reason, have not been blessed with the choice they so rightfully deserve. I want to help, as best as I can, in the only way I can. My body had eggs, she has stored them away and is waiting to use them to create life, I will never need them all and after she has worked so tirelessly to produce these little specks of life, I at least want them to have the opportunity to be useful, rather than falling away every month.

Choice is the thing that makes us human, it is the very core of our being and the very thing that allows us to be who we are. I want to give you the option to have a choice, to be able to say yes, we can try and maybe one month, when you pee on that stick, it will say positive. That little choice that I made has given you life. I don’t have money, I don’t have a lot of time, but I have this and if just one person is successful in using my choice for their family, then I have done my job.”

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“At no point did I feel like I was not being taken care of”

“I wanted to thank the Nurture team for all the support throughout the process. At no point did I feel like I was not being taken care of. Please keep doing what you do!

Also, if you could kindly send my best wishes to the recipient couple, that would be wonderful.  My heart goes out to their potential new family and I hope that, with or without a child,  they have all the love and warmth that they so obviously deserve. If all goes well, I am sure that they will make absolutely spectacular parents. They gave me a a beautiful card and a very thoughtful gift so I would really like to have them know that I am very grateful for that.

All the best to you all!

Love and hugs xxKiss