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Monet Peterson was born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. Raising $ to pay for a gestational surrogate,Insurance does not cover.

I was born with MRKH. Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. In my case I was born without a vagina. I was born female but failed to develop all of my female genitalia. Everything appeared normal on the outside. For five years I had extremely bad stomach pains and was misdiagnosed by numerous doctors. I was diagnosed at 17 years old.
After failed attempts to reconstruct and connect my uterus to my now "man-made" vagina , I needed to get a partial hysterectomy. Keeping my uterus was no longer an option. Luckily.. I was able to keep my ovaries. Literally right before surgery in my gown, the doctors told me I could have a gestational surrogate but what they failed to mention was that medical insurance does not cover the procedure, its extremely expensive and many states including New York prohibit this process.
So after the surgery I was just getting back on track with school/friends and catching up with my grade . Enjoying the teenage life.
It never crossed my mind to have kids because I was still a child and hadn't much luck with boys. I'm 28 years old now and for the first time in my life.. I fell in love and got my heart broken. It has discoraged me yet ... I'm still ready to have a biological child single or not. I do not want to lose sight of whats important to me. I'm ready to become a mother. I'm ready to start a family but the financial factors have me discouraged.
Two family members have volunteered to "rent" their womb. One high school classmate has also offered and a complete stranger whom has become a good friend online has also offered. I have that covered. The amount of money I have indicated to raise is for the cost in the United States for the procedure to be done with a surrogate who is doing it out of the kindness of her heart. Otherwise it would be almost $100,000 for a surrogate seeking to benefit monetarily. A Dental Assistant cannot afford that. I love helping people and for once I'm the one asking for help, because I still believe in humanity.
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