Providing the Gift of Family: Tessa’s Story
Tessa enjoys playing with her kids, going to the beach, and listening to rock ‘n’ roll music. She is usually quiet around strangers, but she is extremely lively when she is around her friends. Sarah has been a surrogate multiple times and finds it very rewarding to help families achieve their dreams.
Why have you decided to become a surrogate?
I became a surrogate because I wanted to help someone become a parent.
Have you been a surrogate more than once?
Yes, I am getting ready for my second round.
How did your family react to the idea of surrogacy?
At first my mom and dad were a little unsupportive. My step mom was on board and helped me out a lot from the beginning to the end. In the end my mom and dad thought it was amazing and beautiful. All my parents were supportive the second time.
What was most challenging for you throughout your surrogacy process?
For me the most challenging was the beginning. Although I did well and was able to give myself shots, it was a challenge every evening to do so when I started.
What was most rewarding?
The most rewarding moment was seeing the joy and happiness in the parents’ faces!! They now had a family and I was able to help.
Is there anything you wish you knew before becoming a surrogate?
I had researched becoming a surrogate a bunch beforehand and was ready and prepared.
What advice would you give to someone beginning her surrogacy journey?
I would say make sure you do your research! Don’t make the decision lightly. If you think about it as someone is renting your womb it makes things easier.