Rebecca - posted on 06/02/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
One of my very dear friends is infertile. She has looked in to adoption and after doing her research, she determined that this is not a feasible route for her to take. She and her husband have been together for a very long time, are in a beautiful, healthy, loving relationship, are financially stable, are amazing human beings, and I can not think of any two people who deserve a baby more.
My question is - if my husband were to get me pregnant, would we be able to sign over all parental rights to them once the baby is born? I don't need her to cover the cost of my pregnancy (I have good insurance, though I'm sure if I did need any help with anything she'd be happy to provide it), my husband and I already have twin girls and are not ready to have another baby ourselves. I loved being pregnant. I'm super good at it. And I would really, really love to do this for her.
My own research seems to conclude that you can only do this if you are not able to provide a home for the child, which wouldn't really be the case; we have a home with more than enough room for another baby, but financially it would be tight and furthermore...we'd just rather wait until our own little ones are in school.
Does anyone have any information they could give me? Or perhaps a nudge in the right direction?