I’ve worked at low-paying jobs ever since I got out of high school. Before I had kids the money almost covered my bills but not with kids in the picture it doesn’t come close. Even if I didn’t have to pay child care there was never enough to cover everything. The kids and I wore old clothes and had no extras.
One Saturday we were at my parent’s house and, while the kids were cooking with my mom, I was looking at jobs online. Most of what I was qualified for didn’t pay any more than I was already making so when I saw the ad for $40,000 to become a surrogate i