“Every day was amazing to me knowing I was able to help a family make their dream of having a child of their own come true. “
Q: What led you to become a Surrogate?
Once my youngest child was born, I saw an ad to become a Surrogate. I spent the rest of the day researching how to become a Surrogate and what it was like. From then on, all I have ever wanted to do was to become a Surrogate and give someone else a child of their own.
Q. Who was/is your greatest support person/s throughout your journey?
My Husband and Mother were my absolute biggest supporters.
Q. What made you decide to choose your Intended Parents?
I just knew they were the parents I wanted to go through this journey with. It is an experience I will never forget!
Q. What are some of the highlights of your journey?
I think every day was a highlight. Every day was amazing to me knowing that a family was trusting me to take care of their child until they were born. Every day was amazing to me knowing I was able to help a family make their dream of having a child of their own come true.
Q. Do you have advice for women who are interested in becoming a gestational surrogate?
The whole experience is beyond amazing but be prepared for anything to happen.
Q. What did you find was the biggest misconception people had about surrogacy?
There were a lot of family members of mine that knew I got my tubes tied after I had my youngest child. They could not wrap their heads about the fact that I didn’t need my tubes for this.
Q. What did you do to prepare yourself for separating from the baby after it was born?
Given that this is my first journey, I did not know how to prepare myself for what was to come after birth. I thought I would be fine. I didn’t get overly attached with the baby like I did with my own kids and I always just imagined how the parents would react once the baby was here.
Towards the end, I started getting nervous about how I would feel, especially when I found out the parents were not going to make it here for the birth and the baby would have to go with a guardian they assigned. With the pandemic and the issues it caused, I think I did pretty well preparing myself for after the baby was born.
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