After an emotional experience, the RHOM star says she's ready to try once more.

on Oct 31, 2013 - The Dish0

After attempting to conceive for five trying years, Lisa Hochstein and her plastic surgeon husband Lenny, are looking for a surrogate. Lisa proclaims, "It will happen – a baby is coming next season!”

"I didn’t always agree with going this route," the Real Housewives of Miami star admits in a new interview with In Touch Weekly. "But," Lisa says, "I’m in a much better place now and I can’t wait anymore."

Lisa and Lenny's baby frustration only grew when, after first deciding to seek a surrogate, the woman they selected had to back out of the deal due to personal issues.

"It was a nightmare,” says Lisa, who is committed to finding the perfect person after previously admitting the thought of not carrying her baby made her "uncomfortable." "I want to make sure their heart’s in the right place. It’s so important to be compatible.”

Although she has decided to use a surrogate, Lisa hopes to play a big role in her child's life throughout the pregnancy. “I’m going to be very hands-on. I’ll want to know what she’s doing at all times," she says of her future surrogate. "I’ll even send her food if she wants me to!”

More determined than ever to make her baby dreams a reality despite recent setbacks, Lisa declares, “We will never give up.”

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4 comments
TXAAJ
TXAAJ

Sweet Lisa, don't give up on your dream! I was never suppose to have children & I have 4 sons! My son & his wife tried for 13 yrs. During that time they both had unsuccessful surgeries & were finally told they would never have children; not even with in vitro. They have a beautiful boy & a girl! A friend struggled & were told they might not be able to conceive & they had a beautiful little girl in Sept! We are all Christians. I know you are probably thinking, "Oh great some religious nut!" But I'm not going to try & cram religion down your throat I just wanted to tell you what happened. When my son & his wife couldn't conceive their church laid hands on them & prayed. One of the members, an older woman, told them while praying, she had seen them with 2 children. I, of course, was praying that when they were ready, that He would give them a child. FYI We live in different states. Then she got pregnant & we knew this was a miracle God had given them! Sadly, at 6 weeks, the baby died. As Christians, this was really hard to understand & we all were just heartbroken! Why would He give them this miracle baby & then snatch it away! But we all continued to pray & as I said, they have 2 children now. About 2 yrs ago, I felt God putting it on my heart to pray for someone named Karen. I tried to think who it might be but the only Karen I knew was in high school which was over 40 yrs ago! But this had never happened to me before but I prayed for Karen. A couple of weeks later during my pain group (we are a group of people who live with disabilities & chronic pain), one of my closer friends in the group ask us to prayer for her friend who had just had her final in vitro procedure because they had no more money. I looked at my friend & ask her name. I'm sure I don't have to tell you but her name was Karen! Even today I get chills when I think of this happening. Karen & her husband have a beautiful baby boy! About a year or so ago, the same close friend in our pain group was having trouble getting pregnant. So they went through the fertility tests & were finally told it was a long shot. Of course, when she told me, I started praying & eventually everyone in our group was praying for them. Several months later, we were at a church service together & He revealed to me she was going to have a baby. I know that sounds qwerky but it's just like this overwhelming confirmation you feel in your heart. So as we were walking back to our seats, I looked at her & said, "You ARE going to get pregnant because I saw it. Not seconds later we walked past a mom with a newborn & I told her this was God revealing it to her also. They just had a beautiful baby girl in Sept! Let me tell you I have not been a devout Christian all my life, heavily involved in a church or anything like that. In fact, my relationship with Christ & the church has been sketchy at best. I could take up more of your time telling you the odd journey to get where I am with Christ now but I wouldn't do that to you. :) But I will say, about 10 yrs ago after moving up here, we started attending a church which had a really great Pastor. So in this timeframe, I have become much closer to Christ though I have a long way to go because I am a doubting Thomas with a very logical mind! But I am, & have been praying for you & Lenny. So I just want you to not give up! I pray you will be able to get pregnant & carry your own child but if you do need a surrogate, just focus on your sweet precious child you will hold in your arms. All in all, 9 months is not much time compared to the lifetime you will have with your child! I don't know if you are a Christian but you can pray to Christ whether you are or not. You just have to have faith that He will answer your prays though it may not be in the same timeframe or way you expect it. So Lisa & Lenny, I lift you both up that Christ will hear my prayers & give you a child to love & care for! And know I will continue to pray for you daily!

TXAAJ
TXAAJ

Sweet Lisa, Don't give up on your dream of having a child! I know how hard it is to go through this from personal experience. Not only did I have trouble, my oldest son & his wife & 2 very dear friends & their husbands, also struggled but we all have children now. Obviously you have not gone into specifics but from what you have said, it sounds like the problem one of my friend's had. It would seem since Lenny is a Dr you would have access to the best fertility Drs but maybe you just haven't found the right one. But let me say this. If you cannot carry your own child, I know you will find the right surrogate! And though you will miss out on some things, just focus on how wonderful it will be when you are holding your sweet precious child in your arms. I would like to tell you this. I don't get the sense from the show that you are a Christian. I know you are probably thinking now, "Oh great, one of those religious freaks!" Yes, I'm a Christian but I am not going to try to cram religion down your throat. What I do want to say is my son & his wife tried for 13 years. They finally saw a fertility specialist in Houston & they both had to have surgery which they did. But the surgeries were not successful so the Drs told them they would never have children on their own; not even in bistro would be successful.

piperbeau
piperbeau

I think Lisa will be a great mother!! What a gift that someone would actually carry your baby!! Lisa you should feel very "honored" that someone is willing to do that for you and your hubby and you lil bambino...  It takes a very selfless person!! 

Kim20
Kim20

Go for it Lisa, you will be a great mom.