The holidays are over. I’ve put away the decorations and wrapping paper for another year. But I’m not putting away everything that is holiday-related.
Let me explain.
For me, the best part of the holidays (next to having my family together) is the giving part, not the receiving. I love when I give a gift that is gives joy to the recipient.
Happily for me, the joy of giving extends into my professional life. I am the owner and founder of Creative Family Connections, a law firm that has helped hundreds of prospective parents to build and expand their families through gestational surrogacy. We find amazing woman who become gestational carriers, match our clients (the prospective parents) to the perfect surrogate candidate, then provide case management and legal support all the way through the surrogacy journey. Our goal is to have happy journeys and full-term babies! Many of our parents come back for repeat, sibling journeys.
So, how does this fit into the holiday season? Holiday cards! Lots and lots of holiday cards from happy parents! We get to see babies, growing babies, and growing children. And we hear wonderfully kind and appreciative words from our parents, such as:
Words cannot express the joy that parenthood has brought to our lives…Thank you all for making our dream come true.
Thanks for our greatest gift ever!
Reading these holiday cards and seeing the photos has become one of the highlights of my holiday season — indeed, one of the highlights of my year. After all, this is why I founded Creative Family Connections, and it is why I do what I do: to make prospective parents’ dreams come true.
So, I’m not putting the holiday cards away. They remain on my desk. And every time I need a pick-me-up or a bit of inspiration, I pull one out from the pile and look at it. Then, I sigh a happy sigh, and grin from ear-to-ear. It’s all about the joy of giving, and that is something we do all year round at Creative Family Connections.
Diane S. Hinson, JD
Owner and Founder
Creative Family Connections LLC