I'm Hannah from Chicago and I've been married to my husband, Lucky, for 11 years. We have two children, Carter and Arie. We love bike rides, family game nights, and the Chicago Bulls!
The family I worked for throughout college had twins via a surrogate, which was something I found beautiful and fascinating. Once we had our own kids, I knew that I wanted to become a surrogate, myself. Having had two relatively easy pregnancies and labor/deliveries, and knowing so many people who either had negative experiences or had fertility issues, I knew I had to do it.
I applied to be a ConceiveAbilities surrogate in January 2019, was matched in March, and had my transfer in December. At about 16 weeks, COVID-19 shut down everything in Chicago. I stayed in touch with the intended family through Face Time, and they came a few weeks before the due date, We visited with them and their 2-year-old daughter until the baby was born in August 2020. She is absolutely amazing!
Honestly, I love the feeling of being pregnant, and to know that I can do that while also providing someone with the gift of family is like a completely blissful win-win situation for me! Becoming a surrogate changed my life because I've been able to spread awareness of surrogacyas an option for having a family. Most of my family and friends had not heard much about surrogacy or had preconceived ideas about what it entails, and I was able to share my experience and help the people around me gain a better understanding of the process.
Are you a woman who enjoyed a healthy and successful pregnancy? Do you have friends or family who have suffered from infertility or need assistance from someone else to build their family? Have you ever considered the role you could play in helping someone else build their family - as a surrogate? Learn more about the process of helping someone else's dream of building a family come true. We would love to talk with you.