Olivia Wants to Share the Joy of Parenthood
Olivia is down to earth and devoted to her family. She wants other people to be able to feel the same love for a child that she experiences with her own children. Olivia prioritizes honesty, and she is very much an empath. In her free time, Olivia enjoys exercising and reading mystery novels.
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?
How did your family react to the idea of surrogacy?
Most people have been extremely supportive. I think the biggest negative would be people wandering how I could carry a baby and give it away. I don’t see it as giving the baby away. The baby is not mine, it’s been given to me to grow and look after for 9 months and I’m giving it back! And when I explain that it’s received well for the most part. In the end my extended family isn’t why I’ve decided to become a surrogate and the support of my husband and kids is what matters.
What was most challenging for you throughout your surrogacy process?
The waiting through the screening process and matching. I struggle with that in general.
What was most rewarding?
So far only being 5w 2 days pregnant, the most rewarding part has been the intended mother texting me that “we are pregnant!” And seeing her excitement!
Is there anything you wish you knew before becoming a surrogate?
Lifting restrictions whilst being pregnant, especially having young children, but it wouldn’t be a deal breaker.
What advice would you give to someone beginning her surrogacy journey?
Research as much as you can. And be patient.