Every surrogacy story is special, and yours is no exception. That’s why we’re so excited about our Storytellers series.
This week we’re hearing from Heather, who talks about her first experience being a surrogate. Learn what inspired her to become a surrogate, why she chose SPS, and the wonderful connection she made with her IPs.
Why Heather decided to become a surrogate
I really enjoy being pregnant and I loved the idea of helping a mom who was unable to carry a child to term on her own. It was a genuine way our family could help another family.
The beginning of Heather’s journey with SPS
I had researched and talked to SPS a bit in 2017. Then, I remembered SPS when I talked to a few other agencies and after a year I had not heard back from them. I reached out to SPS again and they let me know they would contact me once they had a good match for me, and they did! That is when my surrogacy journey started.
From transfer to delivery
SPS told me they had a great couple that would be a good match for me. They confirmed the IPs’ values aligned with mine. I reviewed their profile and was in agreement they would be a good fit. We decided to move forward and aimed for a transfer date. My first transfer had to be postponed due to polyps I had to get removed. After that procedure was done, I flew to San Francisco for my first transfer in October of 2021.
Unfortunately, the first transfer was unsuccessful, so we worked together toward a new transfer in early December. We found out shortly before Christmas I was pregnant. What a wonderful Christmas that was for all of us! The IPs came to several appointments and were really a close part of the pregnancy; we were frequently in touch. Then, their long-awaited baby girl arrived in August 2022. I had a natural birth, and she was 6lbs, 15oz and just precious!!
“I would do it again in a heartbeat”
It was such a great feeling of satisfaction knowing I helped a wonderful couple who now has a family of their own. Overall, I had a wonderful experience (SPS truly takes good care of their surrogates!) and if I was a bit younger, I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Heather’s thoughts on surrogacy
I would definitely recommend surrogacy. This pregnancy was just as enjoyable as my own pregnancies, and now I will always have a connection with this new family. It just feels like I gained another family, which is an amazing and gratifying feeling. Thank you SPS!
Tell your surrogacy story
Thank you for being a part of Storytellers, Heather!
If you’ve been a surrogate with SPS and would like to share your surrogacy story, we would love to hear from you. Click here to submit your story.
Learn More About Becoming a Surrogate with Surrogate Parenting Services
Surrogate Parenting Services is proud to celebrate 30 Years of helping to bring dreams to life! Founded in 1990, Surrogate Parenting Services (SPS) is a full-service surrogacy program that offers both parties an exceptionally supportive environment throughout the surrogacy relationship. We’re passionate about creating ideal matches between surrogates and intended parents, so the journey is fulfilling for both sides and the future child is brought into this world in the best possible circumstances.
Learn more about our Surrogacy Program online or by calling (949) 363-9525.
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