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The CF Community Blog is written by the community, for the community. It's about sharing our experiences, reflections, and perspectives -- the good days, the bad days, and all the tough and wonderful things in between. With topics ranging from emotional health to treatments, the blog is a platform to share your unique story.

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Why We Chose Surrogacy After My Wife With CF Had a Lung Transplant

My wife and I opted for a surrogate to carry our child following her double-lung transplant. After five years of struggling with a bad surrogacy agency, we finally switched providers and found a surrogate who is now carrying our child.

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Nicholas Kotowski
| 6 min read
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Trikafta Brought Me Twins

Because of the shortened life expectancy projected for those with cystic fibrosis, I was always cautious about the idea of having children. Those fears melted away after I started Trikafta® and received the greatest surprise of my life.

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Morgan Barrett
| 7 min read
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What I Wish I Knew When I Was Pregnant With CF

When I was pregnant in the early 2000s, there was little information available about cystic fibrosis and pregnancy, and I didn't even know what concerns to address with my providers. I am glad more women with CF have shared their family building experience.

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Melissa Shiffman
| 5 min read
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Becoming a Dad After Receiving a Lung Transplant

Because of the medications I must take as a result of my lung transplant, I thought it might be too difficult to conceive a baby through in vitro fertilization. I was wrong. I'm expecting a son in November.

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Kyle Cole
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Parenthood After a Lung Transplant

After a double-lung transplant, I realized I needed to take care of myself to be a good mother to my son.

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Andrea Goldman
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What I Learned From Fostering 3 Kids

As an adult with cystic fibrosis, becoming a foster parent seemed like a great option for me and my husband to build our family. Although fostering three kids for our first placement certainly came with its fair share of challenges, we wouldn't change it for the world.

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Cheriz K.
| 5 min read