Filed under: Surrogacy.
Hello there! My name is Stephanie and I am a first time Gestational Surrogate. When I first starting telling family and friends about my decision to be a surrogate I had a lot of mixed reactions. The most frequent comments of course were, ‘why are you doing this?”, and, “I could never do that!” Well first off… I am doing this because I want to give an amazing gift to someone who can not have children of their own. Second, YES YOU CAN! Why not? To some people, surrogacy seems like something you would see in a sci-fi movie, or something that is so uncommon that it wouldn’t fit into the social “norm”. Well, I’m here to challenge that way of thinking. I am here to ask the question, “why not do this?” Yes not everyone has easy pregnancies, or safe pregnancies and that is an important variable to consider. But for those of us who have had healthy pregnancies, why not give someone the gift of love and a family? After having my son and falling so deeply in love with him, I couldn’t imagine life without him. It would be empty and meaningless. The thought of anyone not being able to have what I have was just, unacceptable. The thought that there were families of all different varieties out there wanting kids so badly and not being able to have them was so unfair! I wanted to do something about it. So here I am, about to embark on the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experience of my life. I hope that this blog opens peoples eyes to surrogacy. My dream is for surrogacy to become something that is a societal norm and that everyone can feel comfortable doing. I want to share with you my journey for what it is, the good the bad and the ugly. Let’s do this!!