I am a Thirty-Something mother of four beautiful girls. My love for them, and the joy I've experienced during this crazy ride called motherhood, has inspired me to help make the dream of a family become a reality for couples through gestational surrogacy. I've proudly helped A&T, as their lives were forever changed when they welcomed a son in April 2010 and K&S were blessed as parents in Sept 2012 when we welcomed their twin boys. I completed my final surrogacy journey Nov 2015 when I helped a wonderful local couple J&W and Big Brother add their family with the birth of twin boys. I am so very fortunate to have wonderful relationships with each one of my surro-families and continue to share in their lives.
I was recently asked by the agency I've worked with for both of my journeys, Family Source Consultants, to be the very first "Featured Surrogate" in their newsletter. I was asked to write a summary of my journeys and an article of sorts to share with other women going through the process. I was honored and excited to have the opportunity. I decided to write about nurturing the surrogate/intended parent relationship in hopes to give some insight into the emotional connection a surro has with the couple she intends to help. This aspect of the journey isn't always something that just falls into place, it takes effort from both sides to have a successful journey and I think I've been blessed to have what I would imagine to be the ideal relationship with both of the wonderful couples I've carried for.
It's been a good week in my lil surro-world. A&T and Giovanni came out for a visit this past weekend and we had a great time catching up and enjoying one anothers company. I took a walk around our yard with Mr. G and we had a fun picking berries, checking on the garden and grabbing a few apples off the trees. He then ran off to play with the girls and they had a fun time playing in our backyard or the "park" as Giovanni called it. Such a city kid. LOL
The twins 1st birthday is just around the corner! They were 11 months old this past Sunday and party plans have been made and invitations sent out. Wow that went fast! I'm looking forward to joining K&S and many of their friends and family in Minnesota at Ryan and Mason's grandma and grandpa's house over Labor Day weekend to celebrate. The boys are also being baptized earlier that morning so it will be a full day. Can't wait
I'm also hoping to see a few Minnesota area surro-friends while in town and looking forward to that - it's been too long.