Publicly sharing our story is not easy for us, but this is too important for us that our embarrassment should be put aside.
My husband and I have always been on the giving side, but unfortunately, we are forced to turn to our friends and the public to ask for your help in fulfilling our life-long dream of being parents.
Ronen is 48 years old, and I, Livnat, am 40 years old. We got married 8 years ago.
We were full of hope and optimism, wanting our love to turn from a couple into a family.
I had always wanted to experience pregnancy like everyone else, but after 6 pregnancies that ended in miscarriages, some happening at around 26 weeks of pregnancy, and years of unsuccessful treatments, I was forced to give up the dream of carrying my own child.
My husband and I turned to surrogacy in Israel, which led to two unsuccessful attempts that did not bear fruit. This was brought to a halt due to the pandemic and then the expiration of the surrogacy agreement.
The consequences of all this led the doctors to forbid me from another pregnancy, out of real concern for my life and the life of the fetus.
The reality in which we cannot bring children into the world, and the disappointment from myself that my body betrays me time after time has crushed us. But we have decided to pick up these broken pieces and allow it to drive us with even more purpose.
Our longing for a child is stronger than life itself.
Age is pressing on us, and the clock is ticking. Throughout the years we have tried every possible solution, and adoption is not an option due to the bureaucracy of age. Surrogacy is our only chance to be parents.
Remember that moment when you became a parent?
Seeing that first smile, hearing your child laugh, the first steps, how it filled your heart the first time you were called mom and dad?
We want that too!!!
We have spent all of our money in these attempts to be parents, and now we need to raise NIS 400,000 to finance the surrogacy procedure abroad.
The process includes payments to an accompanying attorney, finding a surrogate, accompanying the pregnancy, comprehensive checks during the pregnancy, in addition to all of the bureaucracy of issuing a passport for a newborn baby, flying it to Israel, and a stay of about 6 weeks abroad until the end of the process.
We personally turn to each and every one of you, asking you to please open your heart and take one small moment to help us in making this happen.
Anything you can contribute will be warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated. Also sharing on social media will also be a huge help to us.
Together we can reach our goal and make our life-long dream of becoming parents a reality!
We appreciate and thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Livnat and Ronen Bitton