Every surrogacy story is special, and yours is no exception. That’s why we’re so excited about our Storytellers series.
Each month, we’ll be sharing incredible stories from our surrogates. Learn what inspired them to become surrogates, their surrogacy journey (or journeys!), and the impact their experience had on them.
This week we’re hearing from Mindy, who had a baby girl for a local couple and is now pregnant with a sibling for the same family!
Here is Mindy’s surrogacy story.
Why Mindy decided to become a surrogate
Hi, my name is Mindy.
I became a surrogate after watching my cousin struggle with fertility for 10 years. I knew there had to be other families out there that were in the same position as her, and I figured I could help them in a big way.
I successfully carried three children of my own and I really enjoyed my pregnancies. After the birth of my third child, I started researching surrogacy and different agencies.
Mindy’s journey with SPS
I contacted many agencies, most of which made me feel like I was nothing more than a name on a list. When I contacted SPS, it was so unique. From the first conversation I had with them, it was like I was being welcomed into a family of incredible women. You can tell that their number one priority is the best interest of the surrogate and intended parents. Cristie (the founder and president of SPS) does an amazing job matching surrogates and IPs.
I delivered a beautiful little girl in November 2017. My IPs and their daughter have become more like family. We keep in touch via social media and texting, and we try to get together as often as we can.
I’m currently in the process of a sibling journey for them; we’ll be having our embryo transfer very soon. I’m so excited to help them grow their family, and I can’t wait to see their daughter when she sees her new little sibling.
“Get ready for the amazing things that are coming your way”
Never in my life did I ever think I would be able to do something that would help someone in such a huge way. I will never forget the look on my IPs’ faces when they saw their daughter. I’m so happy to have helped them grow their family, and I am forever grateful to SPS for introducing us to the people we now call family.
I would absolutely recommend surrogacy, but not everyone is suited to be a surrogate. It is so rewarding, but you also have to be able to deal with both the ups and downs of this amazing journey.
I would say to anyone thinking about becoming a surrogate: Be sure you’re doing this for the right reason. Be sure you have a great support system at home and educate yourself on the process. Once you have decided to become a surrogate, get ready for the amazing things that are coming your way.
Tell your surrogacy story
Thank you for being a part of Storytellers, Mindy!
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.