In this article, Surrogate Solutions shares the story of Whitney, a gestational surrogate in Texas.
Family is everything to me. My two children are the biggest blessing in my life. As they say, words can’t begin to describe the love I feel for them. That being said, I watched a dear friend of mine struggle with fertility issues for a couple of years. It hurt my heart to think of someone desperately wanting a child and not be able to conceive. That was when surrogacy popped into my head. I would have been a surrogate for my friend in a heartbeat, but thankfully she was able to conceive and carry twin boys on her own. However, the idea of being a surrogate still lingered in the back corner of my mind. A couple of years later, another friend of mine started the process of becoming a surrogate. Watching her throughout her journey was amazing to me. Deep in my heart, I knew that this was something I wanted to do for someone but I was nervous and had some concerns. I wasn’t sure if I could do this for just anybody. At my friends urging, I finally called Gayle. I’m so glad I did. She is such a sweet, incredible person and she was quickly able to calm my nerves.
About three months after submitting my application, Gayle called me saying she thought she had a potential match for me. This was honestly quite shocking because I thought that some of my beliefs as a Christian could potentially turn away some people and it would take a long time to get a match. A few days later I had a phone conference with Sam, Christine, and Gayle. I quickly was at ease and knew we had a connection. A couple of weeks later, I finally got to meet Sam and Christine in person for lunch, along with Gayle and Didi. Lunch was a definitely a success and we quickly got down to business.
Two months later, we were finally ready for transfer. The whole process went incredibly well and the first attempt was a success. From that point on, the pregnancy was smooth sailing. From the very beginning, Sam and Christine were present for almost every appointment. Seeing their joy and excitement at every visit was an incredible experience for me to witness. Didi was also there the entire time for support and to answer any questions I had along the way. The next few months flew by along with tons of excitement.
My December due date quickly approached and before I knew it baby S had decided to make her appearance. My water broke very early in the morning and after a quick call to Sam and Christine, I was on my way to the hospital. I guess sweet baby S was very anxious to meet the world and was born before her parents could arrive. That was hard and I know it was even harder for Sam and Christine. Despite the birth not happening according to plan, the end result was completely amazing. Baby S is so incredibly perfect and my friends finally have their little family.
Even though I had started with some concerns, the entire journey ended up being surreal. Words can’t describe what it was like to go through this experience with Sam and Christine. I couldn’t have hoped for anything better and in this process I have gained some amazing friends.
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Surrogate Solutions is the leading gestational surrogacy agency. We partner gestational surrogates with intended parents looking to grow their families and help you along your personal journey. If you are interested in becoming a surrogate in Texas or beyond, contact Surrogate Solutions to learn more.