3:9 This One’s For The Children

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Owen and Patrick had decided to just stay at home instead of going somewhere. They would save their money for something else. Patrick had some vacation time from work so they could spend a few days together.

“How many kids do you want?”

Owen didn’t need to think about it. It was a question he had thought about before. “At least two. What about you?”

“The same. Being an only child can be lonely.”

Owen put his arm around Patrick. He remembered what he had been told about his childhood. “Our children will know nothing but love.”

Patrick kissed him softly. “Do you want to start checking out adoption agencies?”

“Not yet. Maybe in a few years.”

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“You want to wait until we are old and too slow to keep up with the kids?”

Owen laughed and shook his head. “No. I just want our first two to truly be ours.”

“You do know that neither of us have the right equipment for getting pregnant, right?”

“I know that. Do you remember what I told you about my grandma?”

“About Aunt Jessie being a surrogate?”

That was still a bit weird. “I was thinking that we could try that first. The kids would truly be ours.”

“Okay, but it has to be someone we trust. There are too many stories of the birth mother wanting to keep the baby.”

Owen hadn’t thought about that. He knew that his grandma said it was hard to walk away from the kids, especially the oldest because of the time they had spent together. “Maybe we should go talk to Grandma.”

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Owen and Patrick had planned to go visit Jessie, but had been surprised with a visit from her and her sister. 

Patrick gave his grandmother a big hug. He had never been allowed to visit her when he was growing up so every visit with her now was a treat.

“We talked to your mother. We are very disappointed in the two of you.”

Owen looked down at the floor. He hated disappointing anybody, especially family. “I’m sorry, Grandma.”

“Your grandfather is very upset. Why didn’t the two of you tell us what was going on?”

“After the way Mom reacted…”

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“You don’t worry about your mother. I will take care of her. You need to call your grandfather.”

“I will. We were actually just getting ready to go see you. We wanted to ask you about something.

Jessie looked at the boys. “What do you two want to ask me?”

“We want to have children of our own. We know that you were a surrogate.”

“Honey, I am much too old for that again.”

Owen shook his head and smiled.

“We weren’t going to ask you, Grandma. We just want to know more about it. Since you have done it…”

“I’m happy to answer any questions you have.”

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“How many time have you done it?”

“Twice. Both times for the same family. Four beautiful healthy babies.”

Owen looked over at Patrick. “We hadn’t considered twins or triplets.”

“If that is what we get, we will handle it. Aunt Jessie, how hard was it to walk away?”

“It was  very hard. The hardest thing I have ever done. I had already given Daniel up for adoption. Having to walk away from four more broke my heart.”

“Do you ever see them?”

“Only in passing. I don’t talk to them when I see them. If they want to talk to me, they will. Their fathers know how to find me if they want to.”

“So it was two men that you did it for?”

Jessie nodded. “Two very nice men and very good fathers. I knew that the kids would be taken care of and be well loved.”

“How were you able to just let them go?”

“I had to. When I first agreed to be a surrogate, I didn’t know that I was already pregnant. Thankfully all the legal paperwork took awhile. I was able to have Daniel and find him a nice home before they were ready for me to have their babies. In my mind, I was like I already had one baby that I couldn’t keep, what’s a couple more. My heart was already broken, so I didn’t think it could break any more. I was wrong.”

Owen reached for his grandmother’s hand. “How did you get through it?”

Jessie looked over at Meagon and smiled. “I had my sisters. If you two do this, please make sure that the mother has a strong support system backing her.”

“We will. You have given us a lot to think about.”




8 thoughts on “3:9 This One’s For The Children

  1. Im a little confused. Sorry if I sound silly! But are they going to find a way to both be father? Because then wouldnt it be incest? You hear about 3 parent babies nowadays which is amazing but if they’re related, wont it put the child at risk?

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