Julia & Alejandro
We/I need you
Fate has been very creative in throwing obstacles in our way to fulfil our dream of a family – starting with Cancer and following with the losses of our first two beautiful baby girls. Even the most joyful event, the birth of our daughter came with a pinch of salt as there were complications and a hysterectomy had to be done. But we are fighters and we fought for years for our first child and we will keep on fighting for our second one. This time we need you to join our team. We think you are a hero for choosing to be a surrogate and we very much hope we will be able to go on this quest together.
We are Julia, Alejandro and Greta, a Spanish-German family living in the beautiful city of Barcelona.
We have had our fair share of challenges, but we have managed to keep up optimism. Even when times looked very dark, we found strength in our relationship and were able to stay positive and not forget how to laugh. Nobody lives in our house, without receiving dozens of hugs and kisses a day and if someone is down, the other one always finds a way to make them smile again.
After decades of working nine-to-six in an office, (Alejandro as an architect and Julia in online marketing), we are now making our dream come true and live from flipping flats and building houses. With Barcelona as our base and being our own bosses, we only take on a few projects a year that we are passionate about and make sure, we have a lot of time to enjoy life as a family.
We love to travel and being outdoors and want to take the kid(s) to see the world before they start school. We love nature and are very eco-conscious, trying to reduce our ecological footprint as much as possible.
We started our journey to become a family four and a half years ago, but very shortly after I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I had to undergo a few surgeries to remove the tumor, so that was the first bump in the road.
After taking the time to heal and trying for some time ourselves, we went ahead with IVF. it worked at the first try and we were very happy. The pregnancy was going fine until about 20 weeks. They saw a harelip on the ultrasound and according to protocol we had to do an amniocentesis.
Unfortunately, the next day, my water broke and our little angel couldn’t develop her
lungs. We waiting for a few weeks to see if the hole would heal and amniotic liquid
would fill up again, but it didn’t and she died in my womb. I had to have a micro-C-
section, we had some complications, which put my life at risk, but at the end we made it
and recovered. One year later we got pregnant again. But this time at the 12 weeks check, they realized, that our second baby girl is not healthy and would not survive. So we had to interrupt the pregnancy again.
We wanted to get pregnant again as soon as possible, but during the next IVF cycle, we tested the embryoâ€™s DNA and it turned out, that all of them had genetic defects. Our world crumbled apart â€¦againâ€¦ So after some time of struggle, we decided to go for an egg donation. And finally it seamed things were going better.
We got pregnant with our third baby girl. The pregnancy was going surprisingly fine, new for us since we were already used to a lot of drama and complications! But at seven months, I suddenly got contractions and had to go to the hospital. After one week in the hospital I had a uterus rupture, luckily we realized it on time, because our baby was already swallowing blood and was about to die, too. The doctors were able to save her in an emergency C-section, but I was loosing a lot of blood. At the end they had to choose to save my life or keep my uterus and that is how I ended up having a hysterectomy. Even though she was born at only 32 weeks, our baby, Greta, was developing really well and she is now a very healthy and beautiful girl and the sunshine of our lives.
What we want to tell you…
We want to tell you, that you are a hero for what you decided to do for another family and we are so unbelievably grateful for it.
We know at first it seems more gratifying to help a
family with their first child, but we ask you to please consider, that it does not hurt less, if the one missing in the family is a second child. We both have very close relationships with our siblings and it just breaks our heart, that our little Greta would not have a person in her life, with which she will have this special connection.
We believe that you will be such a big part of our and the child’s lives that we cannot imagine not keeping in contact and you not being a part of our family and having a very special relationship with the kid(s). We want our children to be in touch with you and their Canadian family from the very beginning.
We want to be there for you and your family during the pregnancy as much as you want and need it. We are planning to live in Canada for some months before and after the child’s birth.