Surrogate Spotlight: Meet ConceiveAbilities Surrogate Sarah Johannes

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ConceiveAbilities Surrogate, Sarah Johannes on why she became a surrogate


My name is Sarah and I live in Washington State. I am 35 years old and my husband and I have 3 beautiful daughters together, ages 12, 10 and 5.


I have wanted to become a surrogate for as long as I've known about surrogacy. I have a few friends who have been surrogates in the past, so when surrogacy finally became legal in our state in 2019, I started the surrogate application process. When it came time to meet our potential match, we talked on Zoom for hours! By the time we were ready to hang up, we had all already agreed that we wanted to move forward with starting this journey together!


At first, my husband didn't know much about surrogacy, so he did research and was supportive of my decision. My mom and siblings were happy that I was able to do this for someone, and my friends thought it was so wonderful! As a mother myself, I couldn't imagine not being able to have a family of my own, so I wanted to help someone become a parent and grow their own little family.

ConceiveAbilities Surrogate, Sarah Johannes shares how becoming a surrogate was a family decision


I am so thankful to have done this for my intended parents. Being a surrogate for a family in need is such a unique experience - I helped them have a child of their own! Not only are you helping the parents, but you may be giving someone a grandchild or sibling or cousin. I feel so blessed to have been able to do this for them! The parents tell me they are thankful for me every single day. If you want to help a family out, have the time and are healthy enough to become a surrogate, go for it! It is such a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Inspired by Sarah? Calling All Surrogates

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.

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