Influencer is paid $40,000 to give birth to a baby for strangers

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Instagram influencer Samantha Matthews has given birth to a baby boy after agreeing to be surrogates for a couple she met online



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Samantha Matthews and her surrogate baby who weighed 5.14 pounds (Photo by @wearesamanddan Instagram)

Instagram influencer Samantha Matthews became a surrogate for a Manhattan couple she met through the social media app.

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Samantha, 31, began completing paperwork and IVF medication for a couple she met on Facebook in October 2020.

However, she later revealed that “the intended mother conceived naturally.”

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She told her 125,000 followers that she was willing to do this for someone else.

A Manhattan couple reached out to her via Instagram in July 2021, asking her to deliver their baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF) after struggling to have a natural pregnancy.

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After agreeing to carry the Instagram couple’s baby, Samantha flew to New York in November 2021 to have the embryo transferred to her uterus.

The embryo was successfully implanted after the first attempt – which has a success rate of just 32% in women under the age of 35, according to the NHS.

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And on July 27, 2022, Samantha gave birth to a baby boy weighing 5.14 pounds.

She wrote, “He was the smallest baby I’ve ever carried.”

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Samantha was paid around $40,000 by the couple.

The 31-year-old has two children of her own with her partner Dan – five-year-old son Canyon and four-year-old daughter Ember.

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Samantha uses her Instagram account, @wearedanandsamto share pregnancy tips and surrogacy information.

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