My name is Laura and I have the privilege of being a full-time wife and mommy – a life long dream of mine!  My whole life all I ever wanted was to grow up and have a family, so of course you can imagine my delight when 2 years after marrying my college sweetheart, we found out we were expecting our first baby!  A few years, and 3 breezy pregnancies later, our family is beautiful and complete!My journey to helping create a family has been years in the making. Back when I was pregnant with my first child, I had a close family member who had been struggling with infertility for several years.  I remember looking at her and her sweet husband and thinking what fantastic parents they would make.  At the time, I told my husband, “Man, I just wish I could do it FOR them!”  I knew nothing about Surrogacy at the time, but it just seemed like there should be a way I could help, since pregnancy had come so easily to me.

Fast forward about 10 years – our family was officially complete and I got a very interesting phone call!  My mother’s first cousin (52 years old at the time) was going to be a Surrogate for her own daughter!  I was amazed and thought it was absolutely wonderful that she would do such a thing.  For me, that’s what I needed to get the ball rolling for myself.  With my husband’s full support, I decided to bite the bullet and start researching.

It wasn’t long before I came across the website for Family Source.  I have some specific beliefs and convictions about pregnancy and was afraid that might make it difficult to find me a match, but Zara assured me that there was a match for me out there, and that they would find it!  Sure enough, it wasn’t long before I was matched with the perfect set of parents who actually had the exact same beliefs and convictions that I had!  What a blessing!  We talked on the phone, and I knew right away that I wanted to help this family.

So far the pregnancy has gone beautifully!  Baby girl is growing perfectly and is extremely active!  I’m currently about 5 months along, due to deliver in late October/early November and I’m so thrilled that I have the privilege of helping this family!  Being a Surrogate has been an indescribable experience for me, and I’ll never forget it!

We encourage and welcome Surrogates, Egg Donors, and Intended Parents to submit their stories for publication. If anyone is interested in submitting their story to be included in the monthly newsletter, contact Melissa Soria atMelissa@FamilySourceSurrogacy.com


Staci Swiderski, CEO and owner of Family Source Consultants has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine since 2002. Staci has vigorously grown the comprehensive egg donation and gestational surrogacy agency to become a worldwide leader in the third-party reproduction field. Staci is a former intended parent herself. She and her husband welcomed their son via gestational surrogacy in 2005. Additionally, Staci had the experience of assisting an infertile couple (AKA Recipient Parents) build their family through her efforts as an egg donor, with her donation resulting in the births of their son and daughter.