Children always want to know the story of how they came to be.
The story of these squishy twins, Phoebe and Xander Bernstein, has everything: twists and turns, struggles and hope, a selfless woman, and two guys from Pennsylvania willing to do anything to become the dads they were meant to be.
Egg donors, surrogate brokers, fertility specialists, lawyers and a $150,000 nest egg would ultimately pave the way to their birth.
It was a long journey. But it all started with a heartfelt plea.
Jeffrey and Brian Bernstein, whose relationship spans two decades, wrote an open letter to the woman who would eventually carry their babies:
“If you are reading this, it means that we may soon be on the adventure of a lifetime, ending in what can only be called the best gift in the world.”
The Delaware News Journal has Xander and Phoebe’s full story, including how they were born prematurely, and how Jeffrey and Brian Bernstein’s lives have since changed.
But you can hear them describe their journey in their own words below.