For Sophie, Sharing the Joy of Parenthood is an “Undeniable Calling”
When she learned that she could help others experience the joys of parenthood, Sophie knew right away that it was her true calling in life. She comes from a very supportive family who is excited during each of her surrogate journeys, and she refers to her spouse as the “poster child for a pregnant woman’s husband.
I had beautiful and easy pregnancies and just felt so blessed to have my children. When I came across those who struggled to have that blessing, it was gut-wrenching to think that there are those that couldn’t experience the joy that I have. Once I learned that this is something I could help with, it became an undeniable calling.
Yes, I am currently halfway through my 6th journey.
My family reacted with unbridled support and excitement. My husband is a poster child for a pregnant woman’s husband. And my children were involved and learned that there are many ways one can give to others. It’s truly been an exciting experience for everyone.
I would have to say, in general, making sure you feel good in your gut about the couple or parent that you are matched with. I never want to feel like I’ve handed a child over to a bad situation and have any regrets. I’ve been blessed to never have encountered that. Next, I would say administering the shots. It’s not difficult, but sometimes my hips are sore and bruised all over.
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!
Hmmm…maybe that I had found SMF sooner? But then, I’ve had such amazing journeys and have created lasting relationships…I can’t say I’d change a thing.
Research as much as you can. And be patient.