About Me

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Caledonia, Northern Illinois, United States
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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Transfer Day

Two beautiful 5d blasts were transferred today for my safe keeping.  They both looked good great  EXCELLENT and we couldn't be more excited about the potential this forth - and hopefully final - attempt holds. Praying for a positive!

Fresh Blastocyst rated -
  4AB+ and 4B+B 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Just Days Away ...

... from being PUPO (Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise).   A new protocol has resulted in a number of promising embryos that will hopefully bring us the long awaited outcome of a successful pregnancy. We are scheduled to transfer this upcoming Wednesday (3/25) and things are looking very good.  We've discussed transferring two lil maybe-babies and are keeping fingers crossed!!! Please send us all the positive thoughts you can!

In other surrogacy news.  I attended a taping of the Steve Harvey show at NBC Towers in Chicago this past week with a few surro friends.  The opportunity came up when EMS, the agency that I do some consulting for, offered tickets to anyone in the area that wanted to attend.  The show was doing a segment on surrogacy and the guests were a Surrogacy Together couple, Kathryn and  Jordan and their surrogate Kasey.

As with most media coverage of surrogacy, one has to be very careful that the story isn't portrayed negatively.  Yes, there are horror stories - on both sides - but overall surrogacy is an amazing experience full of emotional rewards, friendship and love.  Kathryn, Jordan and Kasey did a wonderful job describing their experience and the blessing that it was to both parties.  The "experts" that were brought in, a psychologist and lawyer, left something to be desired however.  They made a couple of comments that left me frustrated but, hopefully since our lil group of surros was seated directly behind them, our reactions complete with eye rolls and looks of consternation, will leave them no choice but to edit that part of the interview out. LOL  Overall it was a great experience though and I'm very happy I got to be a part of it.

Here is a pic of all of us following the taping in the Green Room.
(L-R) Jodi, Tiffany, Kathryn, Meredith, Kasey, Jordan, Daisy

You can find out more about the Surrogacy Together campaign or Expect Miracles Surrogacy by following the links below.

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Surrogacy Together -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Poem of Hope

I stumbled across this poem today and while reading it, my eyes welled up and my heart swelled.  I've been so blessed to have been part of making my former Intend Parent's dreams come true and I cherish that we have stayed close and continue to share a relationship.  My hope is that this journey will end with the same feelings of love and friendship.  Being just weeks away from our next transfer, our anticipation escalates ... praying this will be the one.

A Surrogate Mother’s Poem of Hope

By Christa Lynch, 3 time gestational surrogate mother
Let me bring you peace and joy
Be this baby girl or boy

Your dream to sing sweet lullaby
Your precious babies healthy cry

Let me help you see the day
A child’s love takes your breath away

Reaching milestones like they do
Seeing the world through eyes so new

You’ve tried so hard, your journey long
My heart for service, my body strong

When your faith in miracles is feeling weak
I am that angel that you seek

Restoring hope inside of you
That wishes really do come true

As your baby develops and grows
Dissolving sorrows and healing your woes

Whose blessing is greater, we cannot be sure
We each had trials we had to endure

Replacing sadness with thanks and praise
A humble appreciation for those hard days

For once your baby is finally here
Your thoughts of me will always be dear

Whether time or distance should send us apart
You and your child will remain in my heart

A surrogate mother will always be
A cherished branch in your family tree