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Surrogacy 'best option' for Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana and Bill Rancic believe "everything happens for a reason".

The couple will welcome their first child later this summer. They are using a surrogate mother after several failed IVF attempts and a miscarriage. Giuliana, 37, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and had her embryos frozen. While she fought the cancer, she was advised to wait up to five years before trying to have a baby. They decided they couldn't wait that long to conceive naturally.

"Everything happens for a reason, and we believe this is meant to be and the way it was supposed to work out," Bill told Us Weekly.

"If she'd gotten pregnant, it probably wouldn't have been a very good outcome because of all the hormones -- it would have made the cancer surge. So this was the best option."

Bill, 40, adds the child is "100 per cent genetically" theirs and they are looking forward to meeting the baby. They have kept the identity of the surrogate private but Bill says she comes from a good family.

"Knock on wood, but I think we hit the gestational carrier lottery!" he exclaimed.

The pair had considered adoption before they went to a clinic which referred them to a surrogate agency. They couldn't be happier about the woman who is having their child.

"We go to this great clinic called CCRM and it was through our doctor, Dr. Schoolcraft, who referred us to the agency," Giuliana said. "That's how we found [our surrogate]."

Bill and Giuliana are glad to be overcoming their struggles. They hope their situation inspires others as they share their news.

"The last year and a half we'd been having people come up to us and shed tears and cry," he said. "It's so nice now to be crying tears of joy. It couldn't be better."

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