The Intended Father entered into a Gestational Surrogacy arrangement, using an egg donor to create the embryo.
Some people have always known that they have wanted to be — or not be — a parent. For Tom Garden, his desire to become a father wasn’t clear until a 2014 bus ride in Jerusalem.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Garden spent years “married” to his family business, as he put it, and never really thought about being a parent. After leaving the business in 2014, he took a trip to Israel — his first since he left the country in 1995 after two years of serving in its military. It was during that trip that he ended up taking the bus ride that would change his life.