“I knew the lengths my Intended Father’s had gone through to have a baby and I knew I was giving them the ultimate gift.”
Q: What led you to become a Surrogate?
My sister had a hysterectomy at age 34 and I offered to carry for her. I didn’t end up carrying for her, but that got me involved to want to help other families.
Q. Who was/is your largest support person/s throughout your journey?
My husband has supported me through all 5 journeys and been an amazing support to go to when I had difficult situations or fears.
Q. What made you decide to choose your Intended Parents?
All the Intended Parents I’ve been matched with have been special in their own way. For all my journeys, I would ultimately match after a Skype meeting knowing there was a connection.
Q. What are some of the highlights of your journey?
Some highlights of the last 2 journeys (they are siblings) are having the Intended Mother stay with us for 7-10 days before and after the birth of her daughters. We have become very close and plan to visit Spain.
Q. Do you have advice for women who are interested in becoming a gestational surrogate?
My advice would be to have patience and be an advocate for your own body. Each journey is different and there isn’t a “set” time table.
Q. What did you find was the biggest misconception people had about surrogacy?
Most people that are unfamiliar, assume Surrogates do this just for the compensation.
Q. What did you do to prepare yourself for separating from the baby after it was born?
When I started, my youngest daughters were very young and it was easy for me to separate myself. I knew the lengths my Intended Father’s had gone through to have a baby and I knew I was giving them the ultimate gift.
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