Successful Surrogate Stories – Rachel
Hello. I’m Rachel from California. I got started after seeing a special about infertility on TV. I thought being a surrogate mother would be a great opportunity to give and I was right. I think that being able to help someone, either straight or gay, have children is great honor. It made me feel like a better a person. I know I’ve done a good deed in my life.
I’d like to share my successful surrogate story with you. I enjoy being pregnant. I usually feel really good. I actually feel more energized. This way, I was able to have an income while still being able to stay home with my children.
I learned a lot about medical procedures, but even more about myself. I realized that I can carry a baby, take care of my body, but not feel attached to the child. It’s important to make sure you understand the difference between traditional and gestational surrogacy.
Even so, I was worried the first time. But it was so easy to look at these babies and know that they are not mine. I could move on with my life easily. They are happy, well taken care of and really, really wanted. It’s a fantastic feeling knowing they are in the world because of me.
My family learned so many things because we used this as teaching lesson. I feel like we’ve really taught my kids how to give. They understand there’s a lot we can do for people, not just ourselves. I was surprised by how much they wanted to contribute. When I had to be away for the transfers, they loved getting little jobs around the house. It made them a little bit more independent and self-confident.
I was with a smaller agency at first, but I personally prefer Growing Generations. They just have better staffing, more resources, and more people I could turn to. I could always call and get my questions answered. There was a big support group with other surrogates and they even had a surrogate retreat. I suggest you do research and talk to other surrogates if you have questions.
I feel so lucky to be a healthy person and able to have such healthy babies – my own and through surrogacy. It’s made me appreciate the blessings in my life.