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My Surrogacy Journey

It's an adventure unlike any other you'll experience.

It's an adventure unlike any other you'll experience – and each surrogacy journey is a little different. Some of ConceiveAbilities' all-stars share their surrogate mother stories, their candid thoughts and their advice on the good, the challenging, and the altogether life-changing aspects of their role as a gestational carrier. Just like us, our surrogates believe that everyone deserves a family.

We're thrilled that previous surrogate Trista is sharing thoughts from her surrogacy experience. Read on to see how the decision ultimately changed her life – and the life of the family she helped to build.  About four years ago I started on a journey that would dramatically change my life: a journey to become a gestational surrogate. This was my journey to help a family grow by carrying their child for them, since they c...

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One of our surrogates, Tiffany, shared this awesome moment with us recently: Picking up my daughter today at school, one of her teachers sat me down and told me, "Your daughter told me what you did." I freaked out, questioning everything I have done in the past thinking I was "in trouble." Then she went on to say "She told me you are a surrogate and I just want to ...

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It was a little reunion for surrogate Kristen and the handsome boy she delivered last week. She had the opportunity to visit with him and his thrilled parents before they traveled home, and she shared how the experience brought her even more clarity and appreciation for the process. "His mom said, 'my family's complete,' which just made it sink in so much more how much this meant to them and how grateful I ...

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Angel is now into the third trimester of her surrogate pregnancy with a baby girl. Throughout the process her husband Travis has been one of her biggest supporters, and he's sharing his perspective on the surrogacy process – plus his answers to the many questions people have for the "surrogate dad." To be honest, I never thought that I would be doing something so awesome for another set of parents. I knew Angel ...

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  It's only fitting that I be dressed up in pink after finding out last week that the fathers are expecting a sweet baby GIRL!!!!!  I had absolutely no doubt I was carrying a girl before finding out, which is odd since I'm not biologically connected to this sweet princess in any way but must have been picking up on the girl vibe We scheduled an early gender scan as a gift to the da...

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"I think this is one of the best feelings ever – just to be able to see this precious baby in her mom's arms and hear the tears behind her daddy's 'thank you.' I wish I could put into words the love and joy I feel for this family. I'm so very very blessed to be a part of this journey!"  Beautiful words from Trista, who recently completed her journey as a...

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Another two weeks has come and gone and I am now 12 weeks along carrying one sweet surrogate baby for a couple in Spain. I feel like the two weeks in between my blogging updates sometimes flies by and I’m sure you’re thinking “Is she out of the first trimester yet!?” I’ve been guest blogging for ConceiveAbilities since I was roughly 7 weeks along so I started pretty early on and I am so exci...

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We're so pleased to welcome Liz back to All Things ConceivAble as today's guest blogger, reflecting on her surrogacy experience one year after the culmination. Read more from Liz at her blog, Imperfectly Balanced. Today marks the 366th day since delivering two healthy boys to their parents – the first day of their second year. The journey to the birth was as adventurous as the journey I’ve had since (which is saying a lot, consi...

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Angel is back with an update in her  journey – read more about how she's handling the early stages of a surrogate pregnancy and some of the inevitably unique issues that accompany it!    Hello again! Since I last wrote, two weeks and 2 ultrasounds have come and gone. They showed great growth in the baby I’m carrying. We heard the sweet sound of the heart beat, and I’ve also been released to my O...

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