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About Katherine

I live in the Twin Cities (MN).  My husband Ben and I have been married for almost 13 years and we have 3 beautiful boys, Lucas who will be 9 in August, and twins, Dylan & Bradley, who will be 6 in July.  I work full time for a Medical Device company as a Medical Education Program Manager, I’m very active in my Mothers of Multiples group, and I am an Independent Distributor with Young Living Essential Oils.  I love to keep busy and spend time with my family.   

I also LOVE being pregnant!  Our family is complete, but I had a strong desire to be a surrogate for many years.  As a member of a multiples group, you meet people from all walks of life who have traveled so many different (and difficult) paths to get their children.  My husband and I were incredibly lucky and my pregnancies were very smooth and uneventful.  It took some convincing of my husband, but he agreed to support me 100% as I started my journey through FSC.  My surrogacy journey was text-book.  Incredibly efficient, smooth, and wonderful.  I was matched with IPs from a different area of the country, but we created an amazing bond through visiting each other and chatting regularly.  I carried their beautiful baby boy to full term and he was perfect.  He is now 4 months old and happy as can be.  Helping to create this family was incredible.  It was everything I dreamed it would be. It was emotional and overwhelming and exhausting – but I wouldn’t have changed one little thing.  The moment the baby was born and placed into his mom’s arms, everything was right with the world.  Watching mom & dad gaze into baby’s eyes and hold him tight???  It almost made me forget about the fact that I had just labored a baby ;)  Even my husband was surprised at how amazing it was to watch them embrace that sweet baby and become parents before our eyes.  There are no words. 

I heard a quote the week I started this journey: ‘There are a million ways to do it right.’  To those who have always wanted a family and aren’t able to create one in the ‘traditional’ way – there are other ways.  And they’re all RIGHT.  Right for you. Right for right now. Right for the situation you’re in. And as a surrogate, I’m just honored to be a part of that. 

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.