Joy has Cystic Fibrosis. Joy and Shane’s surrogacy journey began two years after Joy had a double lung transplant. Until then, Joy’s health was failing, and her medical team advised a pregnancy would most likely kill her within 2 – 3 years; pregnancy was not a consideration. However given the success of Joys transplant, and her new found health and energy, they started again to dream of a family. A little research and a trip to Kiev later and it was all systems go. Five snowy clinic visits later and they selected the team – IVMED and IVMED Family Agency – to help on their journey. Ten months later they returned to Kiev to welcome their son. A dream come true in 11 months. An amazing surrogate, team of professionals and the wonderful people of Ukraine came together to provide the gift of life.