Successful Surrogate Stories – Dawn

dawn_thumb__1_1_7387I’m Dawn from Ohio and I’d like to share my two successful surrogate stories with you. I’ve always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. My husband and I had other dreams too, but we didn’t think they were achievable. All that changed because of gestational surrogacy. I am still shocked by how much I’ve grown as a person – emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually.

After thinking about it for a long time, we are now building our dream house. I designed it myself. I really didn’t know I had it in me! Beyond that, because of the people we’ve met in this process, my husband and I found the resources to open our own business. So my husband got his dream too.

10_03mejohn__1_2_5332Our kids have so many activities: football, basketball, baseball, wrestling. It’s a handful. But as the owners we can set our schedule around the kids. We could never have done this without surrogacy.

When I first looked into surrogacy, I didn’t even know it was compensated. I just wanted to be pregnant again. I did a lot of research because I didn’t know what it would mean to carry someone else’s child. I needed to know I wouldn’t be bonded in the same way. After getting a lot of information, I learned that Growing Generations had a reputation for treating their surrogates pretty well.

3_6metwins2__1_2_106What Growing Generations offered was more than I ever thought. They take care of you from the very first moment. Throughout each of my surrogate pregnancies, I knew I could call anytime I needed support. They even help you get over your 1st time jitters when you meet the intended parents for the first time. In one case, we ended up having a wonderful friendship when I carried for a single man. Now, he’s like a brother.

I could never have done this without the love and support of my husband and kids. I’m grateful that it has turned out to be a source of support for the whole family.

Well I guess it’s that time, the time to say “Good Bye” to my life as a surrogate.

For the past 6+ years, my family has let me pursue my dream of being a surrogate and help create 2 families. Looking back it has been a journey that when I started it, I didn’t know where I would end up but continue with the journey because I believed the gift of giving could not be measured with one simple act. By being a surrogate, I gave the gift of life to 6 wonderful ( and much wanted) children who will always have a special place in my heart.

Now it’s time to move on to another journey in life. With each journey we take, we are suppose to learn a valuable lesson but I don’t know what new lesson I could learn that surrogacy hasn’t already taught me. I now know one’s dreams are always within reach if you try hard enough.

I know many of you have watched me grow over the last 6 years personally, emotionally and professionally. I think people come into our lives for various reasons which sometimes makes no sense at that time but end up teaching us a lesson before it’s all over with.

I have learned better parenting skills, how to take a deep breath before letting my emotions run away with me, and best yet to be proud of myself even when others don’t agree with what you may be doing because in the end it only matters how you feel about yourself.

It will be a big adjustment not to have surrogacy in my everyday life after having it there for so long. But I know it won’t be long before I have another dream to chase after.

Thank You for all the support,

Dawn Deputy