"I really didn't know what to expect"
A Family Affair
In a separate confessional, Kim — who is also mom to North, 4, and Saint, 2 — confessed she was initially nervous about having her surrogate meet the rest of the family. Since she didn’t invite her surrogate to her baby shower, the KKW Beauty founder admitted she didn’t know how her mom and siblings would react when they met La’Reina.
“I didn’t really know what to expect because I don’t really know anyone that’s gone through this,” she revealed. “It was definitely not as easy as I thought it would be emotionally, but it’s so worth it.”
The makeup mogul also praised La’Reina for being “such a nice person” and understanding of her situation, raving, “I’m just so grateful.”
Previously, Kim opened up on her app about coming to terms with using a gestational carrier. In a personal post titled “The Truth About My Pregnancy Decision,” the Selfish author shared that her biggest struggle was going through the entire pregnancy without ever getting to carry her child.
“Having a gestational carrier is definitely different, but anyone who says or thinks it’s the easy way out is completely wrong,” she wrote. “People assume it’s better because you don’t have to deal with the physical changes, pain or complications with delivery, but for me it was so hard to not carry my own child, especially after I carried North and Saint.”
“I’m so grateful for modern technology and that this is even possible,” she continued. “It’s not for everyone, but I absolutely love my gestational carrier and this was the best experience I’ve ever had.”
As Celebuzz! previously reported, La’Reina has been through the surrogacy process before and even appeared in an agency’s promotional video. She is based out in San Diego, where she resides with her husband and two sons.
Kim and Kanye are said to have agreed to pay the surrogate $45,000 in 10 monthly installments and $68,850 to the agency responsible for finding her. As part of the contractual agreement, the two promised to “assume the legal and parental responsibilities for any child … that may possess any congenital or other abnormalities or defects” in exchange for La’Reina waving all legal claim to the child after the birth.
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