After my husband and I jointly decided to pursue my journey as a surrogate, our kids were the first family members to tell. They are good at not sharing things that we are not ready to share as a family, so I trusted them with this “secret” from the first stages of planning.  Early on, […]

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Family Reactions & The Influence of Growing Up Mormon

My mother taught me at a young age that sharing your life story is fun.  I grew up watching my mother chat with grocery clerks, bank tellers, and even door-to-door salespeople.  My siblings and I joke about our mother’s unabashed storytelling, or as some may put it, over-sharing.  In reality, though, I know that she […]

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Surrogacy

Telling My Friends

The first major step in a surrogacy journey, after the medical screenings and tracking down the birth records of previously born children, is to choose the person or couple to embark on this journey with.  But even before doing that, I had to decide how to go about finding who to match with.  I learned […]

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Surrogacy

Making a Match

I thought many of my readers would be wondering about the basic to-do list for a GC, so I put together this quick overview. Decide to become a surrogate (husband thinks you’re a bit crazy, but the idea grows on him) Make a choice to go independent or use an agency (I chose Independent because […]

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Surrogacy Timeline: Quick Overview

I read through countless stories of joy, friendship, and love.  The immense weight of what I was embarking on began to set in.  Speaking to my match I got excited about being part of someone else’s story in such an intimate and real way.  A surrogate’s path is called a journey, and while money may have been the sign at the trailhead of my journey, I know that the relationships we are building will be the beauty we find along the trail.

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Surrogacy

How I Chose to Become a Surrogate

take time to challenge your own views of the world.  try to understand why others do what they do, where they are coming from, and why they hold their beliefs.

- tara