A Mother’s Day story: Two women and the baby they made together
By Nicole Villalpando – American-Statesman
Using a gestational carrier, which some think of as a surrogate, involves a legal contract and counseling.
The look of sheer joy is all over the face of Oliver Overton’s mom as he came into the world at 12:02 p.m. on March 21.
“It was like being in a dream,” Austinite Kim Overton says. “It was amazing. He was beautiful and he was crying.”
She held him close on her bare chest, and her husband, Jason Duncan, cut the cord.
Oliver was three years in the making and would not have happened without the unwavering commitment of Overton’s cousin Cydnee Black, who became his gestational carrier.
“She did such a great job,” Overton says. “It was an amazing experience.”