“You have a great uterus!” Something I am well aware of, but always good to get confirmation. I am a surrogate. Okay, maybe it’s a little premature for that. I am working on becoming a surrogate. Since May. No one mentioned that it takes THIS long. In the end it will be worth it. A friend of mine recommended an agency and THE AGENCY matched me with an AMAZING Intended Father that lives many clicks away in France. Thanks to Google Chat- for making it possible for us to talk regularly.
I know that a lot of people “frown upon” surrogacy. They think that I am giving up my own baby or selling a baby or it’s not how God intended. To those people I say: Bite me. Marco and I have been so blessed. We have A LOT of babies. All four of those babies have changed my life incredibly. Ali with her sweet demeanor, Kingston with his daring ways, Jaedon with his sensitive smile… and Caleb with his HUGE appetite. Man that boy can eat. God has given to us. A LOT. I want to give back. We don’t have a lot of money to give but I do have a great uterus and I know that it will change someone’s life.
Surrogacy is a huge step and some probably wonder how I came to it. So I will give a brief overview of the beginning… a while ago (not sure if I should say when), my best friend, ElleBee, and her husband started trying to get pregnant. A while later it still had not happened. Even longer after that, still no baby. It was so difficult to understand and incredibly heartbreaking. There were lots of tears. She saw specialists- nothing was wrong. He saw specialists- nothing was wrong. They keep trying, nothing. It makes no sense. I joked one day saying that I would carry their baby for them, but they weren’t quite ready to take that route…. But I realized that I was, it would just be for someone else.
It may not work out in the end. We are still waiting for blood test results and cycles need to match and lots of shots will be taken, but if all goes as planned the Intended Father will be holding his new baby by this time next year.
Side note: Check out my dear friend, ElleBee, as she and her husband embark on the amazing journey of adoption. Read her blog, maybe even donate a bill or two to the cause, because it turns out that adoption is pretty pricey!