Meet Katie!

“I feel very blessed to be able to go on this journey as a surrogate. It will forever be a part of my life.”

Q: What led you to become a Surrogate?

In my late 20’s when I learned of friends who weren’t able to have children themselves, I was intrigued by the idea of helping others. I had had a fairly easy pregnancy of my own at that time and felt it was something I would be able to do for someone else. Once my husband and I finished having our own children, I randomly came across the idea of being a surrogate again and began researching, which led me to Family Source Consultants.

Q. Who was/is your greatest support person/s throughout your journey?

My biggest support person throughout my journey was/is my husband. There have been ups and downs throughout the process and he has always been there for me. I can’t imagine doing this without his help and support.

Q. What made you decide to choose your Intended Parents?

We had only seen a few profiles before choosing our Intended Parents. When reading their profile, they sounded so genuine and kind. They were speaking from their hearts and their personalities sounded like they would fit well with ours. When we had the skype meeting with them we just felt like they were a perfect match for us to do this journey with.

Q. What are some of the highlights of your journey?

I think getting to meet my Intended Parents for the first time was amazing, They were so sweet, warm and welcoming, and having them meet our boys was a great experience. Of course, seeing my Intended Parents meet and hold their baby for the first time tops the list. It makes the whole process worth it to see what an amazing gift you can give another family.

Q. Do you have advice for women who are interested in becoming a gestational surrogate?

Do lots of research to make sure it is the right fit for you. The road is not easy. It can be a long process and take a toll on you. In the end though, you will never regret trying to do something so amazing for another family.

Q. What did you find was the biggest misconception people had about surrogacy?

I think a lot of people just assume you will be so attached to the baby after it is born. They have a hard time understanding how you can “give the baby up”. It’s not our baby to give up. We are just growing it for another family until they can be united.

Q. How has becoming a surrogate impacted your life?

I feel very blessed to be able to go on this journey as a surrogate. It will forever be a part of my life. My husband and I met and helped an amazing couple and they will be friends for life. We were able to show our own children that there are all different types of families and unique ways babies are brought into this world.

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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.