Rosanna Davison begins journey to meet newborn baby girl she's expecting via surrogate
"Today we leave on the adventure of a lifetime."
Rosanna Davison has began her journey to meet the newborn baby girl she is expecting via surrogate.
The former Miss World and husband Wes Quirke announced that they were expecting their first child earlier this year.
They said that they had opted for gestational surrogacy after struggling to conceive naturally for many years.
Today, the couple are beginning their journey to meet their daughter, who is due this month.
"Today we leave on the adventure of a lifetime to finally meet our new baby girl (whenever she decides to make her grand entrance into the world!)," wrote Davison on Instagram.
"It’s exactly a year to the day since we signed our surrogacy contracts... The universe certainly works in weird and wonderful ways."
Rosanna and Wes said earlier this year that they have "dreamed of being parents for many years."
"I would have loved to have carried my own baby," said Davison, "but for reasons unknown (most likely embryo rejection due to an overactive immune system) & although tests show excellent fertility, I’ve been unable to sustain any of my pregnancies."
"Following medical advice, gestational surrogacy abroad became our only viable option for a biological child & we’re so thankful for the wonders of modern medicine & reproductive science.
"We’re incredibly grateful to the team of doctors, embryologists, nurses, pregnancy coordinators, my GP & everyone involved in giving us the greatest gift of all by making our family dream come true, and of course our amazing surrogate for keeping our little daughter healthy and safe.
"We already love her so much & can’t wait to finally hold her!"
Davison and Quirke married in the summer of 2014 and honeymooned in the Seychelles.
They have been in a relationship since 2006.