I'm Laci, and I currently live in Anchorage, Alaska with my husband, Jonathan, and our two daughters, Lila and Holland. My husband is in the Air Force, and we honestly never expected to get stationed here, so it was quite a surprise! Alaska is beautiful, and we fully enjoy the 22 hours of sunlight in the summer when you will find us salmon fishing, hiking, camping, and tending our overwhelming garden. In the winter we enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing. In my free time, I love reading, traveling, and doing hot yoga!
I was introduced to surrogacy during my first pregnancy. Before I became pregnant, my husband and I had gotten married thinking that children may not be in our future. Our first pregnancy was such a surprise, and quite emotional as we had been mentally preparing for this day to never happen. When I heard about surrogacy, I developed a deep kinship with the idea as I knew what it felt like to not have children. Now that I was able to have children, I knew I had to help other women who could not!
I was most anxious about causing my intended parents more pain. By the time most intended parents come to surrogacy, they have suffered loss, or the pain of not being able to conceive - The last thing I wanted was for this pregnancy to not work out. I quickly realized that I was worrying about the uncontrollable, and we just took it day by day. Once we hit 12 weeks gestation, we were able to relax and enjoy the pregnancy, and dream about the delivery day!
The most amazing moment was when my intended parents were handed their baby. The emotion that overtook the room was deeply moving and made every shot, appointment, and pregnancy pain worth it! Additionally, our continued friendship with them has been so rewarding.
Listen to Laci's surrogacy journey on Colorado podcast Stark Transformation: The Gift of Life with Laci Compton. Laci's husband, Jonathon, also shared his perspective as a surrogate's partner.
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.