I never wanted to report this story because of my own bias and personal struggle with infertility. But, when Shepherd’s surrogate did an interview with Entertainment Tonight; I had a change of heart. In the interview, Jessica Bartholomew who served as the surrogate whom was chosen by Sherri and her estranged husband has Larry Sally; had a lot to disclose. She said,
“I could not believe this is happening. When I decided to do this for them, I didn’t think ever that this could happen. I just don’t understand how she could do that and act like this baby is non-existent. It just blows my mind….I’m angry at Sherri because she never once contacted me to tell me what was happening. She would call and check up on me during the pregnancy in the beginning. At the 20 week appointment she seemed so excited.”
Now I have a couple of issues with this nonsense. Firstly, being a participant of IVF this is disturbing because this feeds into the argument that this process is unethical. Some people similar to me, who are in stable marriages and need the help to do something so natural. It is heartbreaking when a couple’s ability to reproduce is challenged and IVF is the only hope for that dream to become a reality.
Secondly, I fault Sherri because how in the HELL can you agree to have a baby and once the baby is here………it is nonexistent. How fair is it to that child, who initially had two parents on board to love, raise, and nurture him ; just to lose that because of his parent’s separation. The problem is not the divorce, it’s the lack of maturity and morality that the parents are projecting, WHO DOES THAT???? So because you two are bitter and fighting over MONEY……………this baby’s mother has abandoned him because of materialistic things. Where is Sherri’s heart and desire to mother HER child? Where is her fight? A mother always fights for her children!
I am pretty sure we do not know the entire story, but one thing is for sure. Sherri and Larry have failed this child in regards to providing a loving, stable, and nurturing environment for the child. People divorce every day and manage to uphold a positive relationship regarding shared children.