The decision to become a surrogate is one that most women give much thought to before moving forward in the surrogacy process. There are many things to consider and learn before knowing if becoming a surrogate is the right decision for you. And it is important to take the time to be thoughtful, do research about surrogacy, talk to past surrogates, talk to a surrogacy agency (like Pathways To Parenthood Surrogacy Agency!) and be absolutely sure you want to commit to becoming a surrogate.
For surrogate Veronica, her decision to become a surrogate for a second time was a quick and easy decision for her! She had a wonderful experience during her first surrogacy process and was ready right away to help another family realize their dream of becoming parents. We are thankful that Veronica is ready and willing to help another Pathways To Parenthood Surrogacy family by being their surrogate.
Read below about Veronica’s first surrogacy journey and her decision to become a surrogate….again!
1. Describe your first surrogacy journey? What is the most memorable part of the surrogacy process/pregnancy/post-birth?
My first surrogacy journey was absolutely perfect! It was such a joy working with very kind intended parents. My pregnancy was very easy! As much as I loved being pregnant, it was so nice to come home post-birth without a newborn to attend to! The best part overall was watching the intended parents get to be parents (again) at the birth. Their joy was infectious and being a part of that moment for another family was magical.
2. What made you want to become a surrogate again? Why now?
It was such a good experience the first time that there was no reason not to do it again! I pretty much decided I wanted to be a surrogate again as soon as possible. I spoke with my surrogacy agency about my wishes, and we worked together to match with a family and go through all of the steps in the surrogacy process to do an embryo transfer at around 1-year post- partum since that is the recommendation of my OB/GYN.
3. Did your husband and children have a positive experience during your surrogacy pregnancy? Afterwards?
Yes! My husband also enjoyed being able to watch the intended parents become parents. And for my kids it was a very hands-on lesson in “not every family is made the same way.” It was also a one of a kind way to teach them about helping others.
4. Anything you would like to be different for your next surrogacy journey?
Honestly, it’s hard to imagine improving on the first experience. Maybe take more pictures. I’m so bad at remembering to document things.
5. What advice would you give to someone considering becoming a surrogate?
Some first-time surrogates think about what they will feel like emotionally being pregnant as a surrogate and having someone else’s baby. I was unsure how I would feel emotionally being pregnant with someone else’s child. I am here to say that it all just fell into place so easily. It is an emotional experience but it’s not the same as when the baby is your own. The joy of watching someone else receive that gift is something I will treasure forever. So my advice would be to focus on the end point of the surrogacy process and if you can imagine feeling joyous giving the gift of a baby and family to intended parents, then you will know that surrogacy is the right choice for you.
We have intended parents waiting to be matched with a surrogate to grow their families! Amazing surrogates are needed now more than ever! If you’ve decided to become a surrogate, now is a great time to get started. If you live in the Midwest, we are the surrogacy agency for you! You can contact us at 913-469-5500 or at www.pathwaystoparenthood.com