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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, August 10, 2016

Love Surrogacy

Just the other day a milestone was reached.  Sunday marked 37w1d since E&A were born.  They have been in their parent's arms now the same amount of time I carried them under my heart. They are doing well and getting so big ... nearly 9 months old already!!!

I've continued to express breast milk this whole time.  I supplied the twinsies for the first 6 months and since then have been stockpiling for a Preemie Milk Bank.  Due to the blood transfusion I received when I hemorrhaged during the delivery in November, I'm not fully eligible to donate until I'm one year postpartum.  I have however completed the initial qualification process and once I complete the medical screening I can begin sending in the liquid gold which will be made into a high calorie formula for fragile at risk infants.  So far I have over 3,000 ounces stored and adding to it each day.  I've also proudly donated to a couple local babies as well.  It's a big commitment and requires a lot of dedication to do this but it's very rewarding.

I may be retired but do still continue to be active in the surrogacy community.  I enjoy helping potential Surrogates and Intended Parents navigate the process and of course love being a cheerleader for my good friends who are still pursuing journeys.

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