"No woman in the world should have to live their life without experiencing the love and the bond from a mother and a child," Jessica Allen told ABC News in 2017. Allen, who was already a mother of two sons, decided to help a couple in need of a baby by becoming a surrogate.
The surrogacy went off without a hitch. But it wasn't until after delivery that things got messy, which is why Allen tells People, "I'd never do it again. I'm not the only one with a nightmare story, but I am the only one with a story like this."
Allen followed all the rules perfectly, but something unexpected happened during the pregnancy...
Jessica Allen Was Doing An Amazing Favor
Jessica Allen, a California mom of two, thought she was doing a nice thing by signing on to be the surrogate of a lovely Chinese couple. Since surrogacy is illegal in China, the couple came all the way to the U.S. in order to find a surrogate that would have their baby.
Anyone who has struggled to conceive is likely familiar with the emotional and physical trauma the Chinese couple must have gone through to resort to surrogacy. There's no doubt that what Allen was doing for them was a wonderful thing.