Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

She Agreed To Be A Surrogate For Her BF, But Never Expected This News.

It's Time To Party

It's Time To Party

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The Barattinis and the Fives planned on having a party to announce the twins arrival. Friends and family of both couples were invited, and the party ended up having over 60 guests. Many of the people knew about the Barattinis wanting to have a family, so everyone was pretty surprised and happy about the news. Soon, it was time for the babies to arrive.

The Best Day Of Their Lives

The Best Day Of Their Lives

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Lianna had a very healthy pregnancy. On February 10th, 2017, the twins were born! There was a boy and a girl, and they were given the names Dominic and Luciana. As soon as they saw their newborn babies for the first time, the couple broke down in tears. Thanks to the selfless act committed by their lifelong friends, an act they were committed to honor, they were able to have their dreams come true.

The Strongest Bond

The Strongest Bond

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Lianna and Shawn became the twin's godparents, which made their bond even stronger. “I don’t have a sister but I’d consider her like that. We don’t hold back, we are open, honest, and I am constantly turning to her for guidance,” Nicole said. Courtney knew how amazing it was that someone wanted to do this for her, so she understood that she needed to pay it forward somehow.

They Knew They Could Help

They Knew They Could Help

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Because they wanted to help out other couples that were in the same situation, Nicole and Kevin began advocating to make surrogacy legal in New York. Kevin posted to Facebook, “we have been working with local legislators and Reproductive Specialists of New York to make surrogacy recognized." After their story was made public, the couple began receiving lots of attention from the media.

The Joy Of The Ultimate Gift

The Joy Of The Ultimate Gift

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The Barattinis hope the publicity they got encourages other couples who want to have children. “There are people out there, like Lianna, that will do it out of kindness – and it’s easier to find them than it seems. It’s never the end of the road,” said Nicole. Currently, the Barattinis are enjoying parenting the twins while continuing their activism.

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