BWF VIVA Gender Reveal: They’re having a… - Bob Woodruff Foundation

BWF VIVA Gender Reveal: They’re having a…

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Certain things never get old. For the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), we’ll never get tired of finding out a new baby is on the way through our Veterans In Vitro InitiAtive (VIVA)! Although travel and in-person events are still challenging to organize, some have found a way to channel genuine warmth through digital platforms. David and Duane recently held their gender reveal via Zoom and their love for each other, their friends, their family, and their new baby was palpable.

Both David and Duane have been working with Men Having Babies (MHB) for several years. MHB helps make the chance to become a parent more accessible and provides educational and financial support to achieve parenthood through surrogacy. Although David and Duane work hard to make other’s dreams of parenthood come true, they also deserve an opportunity to welcome a new member to their own family.

Duane is a military veteran who has a service-connected disability. He qualified for help through the BWF VIVA program, and we’re thrilled that both he and David were able to find a surrogate. Two members of BWF, including VIVA Program Administrator, Ann Philopena, were extended invitations to their intimate gender reveal. We’re beyond flattered to have been a part of this special moment.

David and Duane are having a boy and we cannot wait to welcome Niklaus Asher Perez into the world!