Lori and Scott McKeever, right, display their “Project Baby M” bracelets with surrogate and cousin, Lindsay Wertz, left.
MOUNT VERNON — Scott and Lori McKeever made the decision to journey toward parenthood through use of a generous surrogate, Lori’s cousin, Lindsay Wertz. After several weeks of hormone injections and careful planning and preparation, the couple progressed through egg retrieval and egg transfer at the end of January.
In early February, two embryos were transferred to Lindsay, and after a few days of rest the time came to see if they were expecting. On Monday, Feb. 10, the trio learned the sad news as their “babies did not take.”
“We are all devastated and heartbroken,” Lori said. “We would like to try the process again in the near future. Right now we are focused on healing and moving forward from our loss.”
The McKeevers and Wertz are all up for another try to make “Project Baby M” a reality. Lori told the News when spring rolls around the trio is hoping to have more bake sales and other fundraisers to raise money for the upcoming procedures to bring a brand new baby McKeever into the world.
For more information on “Project Baby M” or to help support the project visit www.giveforward.com and search “Project Baby M.” The McKeevers are also blogging about their journey at projectbabym.blogspot.com, and can be found on Facebook, facebook.com/projectbabym