Helping Others Brings Amelia Joy and Fulfillment
Amelia is laid back and relaxed and is also devoted to taking excellent care of herself. She enjoys staying in shape and comes from a loving and supportive family, including two daughters. Amelia has been a surrogate before and says helping to bless others with the gift of parenthood is one of her biggest joys.
Why have you decided to become a surrogate?
I know what it’s like to try for a baby and not be able to. Turned out our infertility issues were not because of me and I could get pregnant just fine. But it pulled on my heart for a long time. I wanted to give someone the gift I felt I had been given.
Have you been a surrogate more than once?
Yes I was blessed to journey twice. The 2nd was by far my favorite since I knew what to expect for the most part and was able to enjoy it more.
How did your family react to the idea of surrogacy?
I have a very loving and supportive family. They embraced it and were very supportive in every way. My girls were 12 at the time and were so proud of the fact that I was helping someone who couldn’t have had a baby without our help.
What was most challenging for you throughout your surrogacy process?
I can’t say there were challenges. Carrying a baby is the easy part. Raising them is the biggest challenge of our lives. I was laid back and relaxed knowing all I had to do was to focus on taking the utmost care of myself. I used the journey to stay in the best shape possible and made really good choices with food and exercise. Getting them here full term and healthy was up to God so I did my part and all was well.
What was most rewarding?
The 2nd mom I carried for had a premature baby who passed away. The absolute most rewarding part was seeing her tears when her sweet baby girl came out and was crying a healthy cry. We both burst out in tears of PURE joy! It is a highlight of my life!
Is there anything you wish you knew before becoming a surrogate?
I worked with a different agency the 1st journey, that did not educate me on carrying multiples. I wish someone had talked to me about this and educated me more. I would not have chosen to transfer 2 embryos had I known what I now know.
What advice would you give to someone beginning her surrogacy journey?
Work with people who have experience. Know what you need to know and trust those that have been in this industry a while with the rest. If you try to control too much it will make for a stressful journey. If you just relax and enjoy each step it will make your journey way more enjoyable. We all waste too much time and energy trying to control what we can’t. Be responsive and attentive as needed and take the best care of yourself that you can. You will be doing the baby a huge favor. Anything outside of that, let go and it will all work out as it should.