Kara DioGuardi is going to be a mom!
The former American Idol judge, and Grammy-nominated songwriter, tells People that she and husband Mike McCuddy will welcome their first child via gestational surrogate in the coming weeks.
Ã¢â¬ÅWe are eagerly awaiting the healthy and happy birth of our son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy,Ã¢â¬Â DioGuardi, 42, tells PEOPLE.
After years of struggling with fertility issues and multiple failed IVF attempts, the couple, who wed in 2009, decided to explore other paths to parenthood Ã¢â¬â including adoption and surrogacy.
In the end, says DioGuardi, Ã¢â¬ÅWe made a personal decision to try with a surrogate. I asked someone we knew, a friend. And on the first try, it worked.Ã¢â¬Â
Ã¢â¬ÅWeÃ¢â¬â¢re praying for our surrogate, that she gets through this and that itÃ¢â¬â¢s as easy on her as it can possibly be, because sheÃ¢â¬â¢s been a gem throughout the whole process,Ã¢â¬Â says the songwriter and music publisher.
Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢ve got two people on my mind: her and the baby. SheÃ¢â¬â¢s given us this incredible gift.Ã¢â¬Â
Congrats to the couple!