We connect

amazing moms

with future parents

for an incredible journey.

We connect

amazing moms

with future parents

for an incredible journey.

This isn't just any

Surrogacy Journey...

…and we’re not a typical surrogacy agency. That’s why surrogates choose us first.

And it’s why we have one of the best surrogate support platforms in the industry.

For the last 3 years, Surrogacy Is has been inspiring the most amazing moms to become surrogates, helping them find their perfect agency, and supporting them along their surrogacy journey, at no cost to them.

That’s how we’ve helped over 1500 candidates start their surrogacy journeys since 2020.

And in our search to find the “perfect agency” for the incredible moms who choose to become surrogates, we’ve learned so much. We’ve learned how some of the most solid and supportive agencies thrive, and we’ve learned where many break down, even the best ones.

And in this search, we’ve realized something… to find our ideal agency, we needed to create it ourselves… and we did just that.

Surrogacy stories from

Real-Life Supermoms

Kay Surrogate
Kay, Experienced Surrogate

Here's what to know about how we advocate for surrogates...

We’ve designed our agency with YOU in mind…

We will be honest about whether or not we have parents who are looking for candidates just like you. If we don’t have the right match for you, we can share your profile with our partner agencies that we’ve vetted and trust, so you don’t waste hours filling out long-form applications only to be turned away or ignored or worse — land with an agency you regret!

We insist on stellar communication…

From your first contact with your Surrogate Advocate, through Intake, Matching, and Journey Coordination, you will always be up to date and have clarity on what’s coming next. If you have questions, you can count on us to pick up the phone or reply to your text or email the same day.

We help you find fair surrogacy compensation

We help you to set your base surrogacy compensation to make sure it’s fair and you are getting what you deserve for the generous gift you’re giving! Aside from your base, our benefit package is thoughtful and among the best (if not THE BEST) in the industry, because it was designed by surrogates who know the sacrifice it takes to help someone bring their baby into the world.

We’re with you every step of the journey

We provide free coaching to navigate the complex journey, through webinars, our online groups, and one-on-one calls whenever you need it! Each of our Surrogate Advocates are experienced surrogates themselves. Our Journey Coordinators have years of experience under their belts, and bring unique skills to the table such as a background in Social Work, Midwifery, and Mental Health. Our team is cohesive and committed to providing wrap around support for parents and surrogates on this once in a lifetime journey.

And the best part is...

advocating for surrogates benefits everyone.

Sam Surrogate
Sam, Experienced Surrogate & Surrogate Advocate

Take our short 8-minute quiz!

Morgan & La’Phadra

Surrogate Advocate & Experienced Surrogate

We are true

surrogate advocates

Kay_Experienced Surro
Kay, Experienced Surrogate

A surrogate advocate is a person or group who truly advocates for the brave, amazing moms who decide to become surrogates.

We take being surrogate advocates very seriously. Being a surrogate advocate isn’t a marketing gimmick. It’s not a side-hustle. It’s everything.

Surrogates, in our eyes, are the most important piece of this equation. And being surrogate advocates doesn’t mean we don’t advocate for intended parents. 

Quite the opposite. 

We believe that advocating for surrogates is the key to the smoothest and most successful surrogacy journeys possible. 

While most agencies say they “advocate” for the surrogate, do they really?

If you think about it, the perspective many agencies have comes down to human nature. Most agencies are intended parent focused, because that’s the ultimate client they’re designed to serve. And that’s okay! We serve intended parents, too!

After all, the purpose of a surrogacy agency is to help intended parents achieve their dream of having a baby, and we think that’s an absolutely noble purpose. It’s our purpose, too!

But far too often, the surrogate’s interests can be dismissed, so a true surrogate advocate helps balance that equation.

We’re not looking to tip the scales, just balance them.

No, we don’t think so. If someone truly advocates for surrogates, the interests and experience of the surrogate should be the mission of the company. Their organization should be surrogate focused first & foremost.

That doesn’t mean that intended parents aren’t a focus, as well. But it’s our philosophy that, a well-prepared, well-informed, well-supported surrogate is the cornerstone of the most successful surrogacy journeys.

How we serve intended parents is by taking great care of the surrogates who make the surrogacy journey possible.

And we’re not talking about creating surrogacy divas here. We’re talking about ensuring equal support, and mutual respect. We believe that, if the end goal is for the intended parent(s) to bring home their sweet baby, and for the surrogate (and her family) to have their lives changed in the most positive way, this is how it’s done.

Here’s what’s important to know about us. We’re surrogate advocates first. That’s how we started, and that’s what we’ll always be.

Every surrogate that goes through our process gets the following things that most (all?) agencies don’t offer:

  • A surrogate advocate who supports you through your journey 100% free
  • Access to a library of video and other resources to help you feel confident and prepared each step of the way
  • Ongoing mental health support throughout the journey and up to 6 months postpartum
  • One-on-one IVF Education and Injection Support

Most surrogacy agencies have long lists of intended parents waiting to be matched with their perfect surrogate. If an advocacy group is owned by such an agency, it might be difficult for them to truly encourage any surrogate who enters their process to consider all of her options when they really want her to work with their agency—regardless of whether that’s the best fit for her.

Because we spent our formative years building a platform and relationship with our partner agencies, it’s easy for us to know what each of their IP clientele is looking for and when a surrogate might be happier and have a better match through another program than our own. We only want to manage journeys that we can do an excellent job, so if we cannot offer that to a surrogate candidate, we have no motivation not to be honest about that! 

And here’s what’s important for you to know about working w/ Surrogacy Is… we’ve spent the past 3+ years getting to know the ins and outs of over 100 agencies, and in that process we’ve narrowed it down to a small handful that truly meet the bar we set for our partners — if my sister wanted to be a surrogate, would I feel confident referring her to this agency? If the answer is not a resounding yes, then we don’t refer to them. It’s that simple. 

But all this knowledge has also empowered us to create a program so special and unique, that takes the lessons from the best of the best and pitfalls we’ve seen so many agencies run into throughout our careers in this industry, that Surrogacy Is as an agency, is truly a gold standard in Journey Coordination and Support for Surrogates and Intended Parents. We’re so excited to be able offer this option to Surrogates and IP’s and make the journey feel seamless  from beginning to end. We live for this work and to hear those words at the end of every journey “I could not have done this without you.”

We’ve got you.

Not just an agency, but yes.

We started off as surrogate advocates, and we’ll always be surrogate advocates first and foremost. 

We’re not an agency that starts a “surrogate advocate group” as a marketing gimmick. If you’re already an agency, why not just advocate for surrogates as an agency, if you truly care about advocating for surrogates?

And there are agencies that truly do this for surrogates, don’t get us wrong. For example, the agencies we provided in the past as options for you are agencies who truly advocate for surrogates.

So, if anything, we’re surrogate advocates that started an “agency” to better serve our surrogates. If we can be the best option and fit for what you need in your journey, then we should be your agency.

Can you see the difference?

So, if you haven’t yet, take our 8-minute quiz, then schedule a 1-on-1 call with a surrogate advocate (they’re experienced surrogates, too!) and they can walk you through what surrogacy could look like for you and your family!

(The content above has been updated to better fit our definition of what a surrogate advocate is. To see our original copy, click here.)

Evie_Surrogate
Evie, Experienced Surrogate

We understand

every surrogate is unique.

Brittany Surrogate
Brittany, Experienced Surrogate

The journey of surrogacy is an amazing, life-changing experience.

Moms get to help another family get started while bringing herself the opportunity to do the things she’s always dreamed of for her own family.

Every single woman who volunteers to take on this journey to help another family become whole, does so with lots of different ideas, expectations, and motivations.

Whether you’ve seen first-hand the struggles of infertility for someone you love and care about, or you are simply exploring the idea out of curiousity, it’s important that you are informed about the process, the risks, and the rewards of helping someone else in such a tremendous way.

As much as intended parents have ideas about who they want their surrogate to be, and how they imagine her lifestyle and values while caring for their unborn child, surrogates also have expectations and hopes for the type of family they want to share this journey with. It’s our goal to connect amazing moms with the right surrogacy agencies to bring their dream to life, too.

We believe with all our hearts that surrogacy is family, sisterhood, strength. Surrogacy is… Love.

Kristina

Experienced Surrogate

There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.

A smooth journey requires

the right professionals.

Kelsey Surrogate
Kelsey, Experienced Surrogate

A good surrogacy agency matches surrogates with hopeful people who want to have a baby. They thoroughly screen potential surrogates and parents and guide them through the entire process, including timely disbursement of funds to the surrogate, and providing support until a short while after delivery.

BUT, NOT ALL SURROGACY AGENCIES ARE CREATED EQUAL.

There are so many parties involved in the delicate emotional, legal and financial process and agency oversight is a must.

The right agency will make sure all medical bills are taken care of by the trust and escrow so that nothing remains on the surrogate’s shoulders after delivery.

Kelsey Surrogate
Kelsey, Experienced Surrogate
Kristina Surrogate
Kristina, Experienced Surrogate

We empower you to

design your journey.

Kristina Surrogate
Kristina, Experienced Surrogate

Unlike going directly to any other agency, we have your best interest in mind from the jump. If we can’t meet what you’re looking for, we’re not afraid to tell you — but not just that, we’re equipped to help you find it through one of our trusted partner agencies! 

Whether you find yourself fitting in perfectly with our program, or you choose one of our trusted partners, the agency will be responsible for communicating between attorneys, doctors, psychologists and others to make sure everyone is in the loop at all times so you don’t have to balance all the details.

Many fly-by-night agencies (and even some long-established “dinosaur” agencies!) are more focused on collecting their fees than they are on helping people. They are competing for the same pool of potential surrogates and intended parents and they are great making a sale, but not so great at delivering service.

Surrogates and Intended Parents who fall for their alluring ads and false promises can end up having to fend for themselves after matching.

And that's where

we come in...

La'Phadra_Surrogate
La'Phadra, Experienced Surrogate

Our founders have been surrogates 2 and 3 times each, and have worked closely with dozens of agencies throughout their careers.

Our Surrogate Advocates, who are also experienced surrogates, know what it’s like to be in your position both as novice first time surrogates and with more experience.

We know what it’s like to pick an agency and wonder, “was that the right choice? Did I choose the right agency?”

Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know, so we’re here to help you decide, whether it’s our program, or one of the vetted agencies we partner with. You will land in a safe place with real people who will consider what you want out of your surrogacy journey, and help you get there.

We’ve been called “Surrogacy Doulas”… we think that fits us well!

La'Phadra, Experienced Surrogate
Alexis Surrogate
Alexis, Experienced Surrogate

A referral from us SAVES you dozens of HOURS and potential heartache.

Alexis Surrogate
Alexis, Experienced Surrogate

Our short quiz will make sure you meet the deal-breaker requirements for any reputable agency, and it will also tell us which agencies you will qualify for and which ones you won’t.

While the basic guidelines are the same across the board, every agency is looking for certain types of candidates to match with their intended parents, and some have stricter BMI or Lifestyle requirements than others.

Your time is valuable and so are YOU!

See if you qualify to be a surrogate!

Kelsey

Experienced Surrogate

So... what's it like

to be a surrogate?

We’re looking for unicorns like you

You may not realize it, but your body’s ability to create a healthy baby AND bring it into the world isn’t just amazing — it’s rare.

You may not have felt special as you struggled to see your feet and you stopped fitting into your bras, but we promise: you really are so, so freaking special.

And we need moms just like you to bring joy to a family in the making and to your family as well.

Take our short 8-minute quiz!

Are we the real deal?

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Meet Our Founders...❤️

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Sunshine Hanson

Founder, President, 3x Surrogate

She’s been a surrogate three times and she’s going to help make your surrogacy journey as magical as it should be.

Sunshine is fiercely independent, pragmatic and resourceful. As a teen mom, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Education from CSULB and went on to teach High School English, empowering students who needed to feel seen and heard by teaching them the art of written expression.

It was the example of a friend that inspired Sunshine to go out on a limb and try something as “crazy” as surrogacy and it absolutely changed her life for the better.

Sunshine has helped to bring four babies into the world, completing two families, across two continents, not including her own!

Now she is using her passion and experience to advocate for and support women in realizing their dreams of creating the most beautiful life they can for their families.

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Casey Bojorquez

Founder, Vice President, 2x Surrogate

Everyone needs a mama, and at Surrogacy Is… that mama is Casey.

Casey Bojorquez is a big-hearted wife, mama, two-time surrogate, Co-Owner and Vice President of Surrogacy Is,. . . which really means she’s the go-to lady for anything and everything related to surrogate connection and community.

Casey joined forces with Sunshine and Kyle at the end of 2020 with the goal of providing a more comprehensive surrogate outreach and community focus to the company. Since the start of the partnership, she’s helped steer the direction of Surrogacy Is… to create a space where surrogates are truly advocated for and supported—every step of the way.

When Casey’s not making waves for surrogates, she can be found spending time with her family, at the beach or on another adventure finding a great hiking trail!

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Kyle Hanson

Founder, CEO, CMO, Husband to 3x Surrogate
(that counts, right?)

Kyle is our OG surrogate-skeptic-turned-unashamed-cheerleader at Surrogacy Is…

He’s a dedicated father, husband, and ‘wizard behind-the-curtain’ of everything you see at Surrogacy Is. Motivated, logical, and hardworking, Kyle loves knowing how his team is making a difference every day.

As he’ll often share, he initially thought his wife, Sunshine, was crazy when she first said she wanted to be a surrogate. . . but after seeing the impact of surrogacy and the lives that were truly being changed, he was on board. And since then, has tirelessly helped build a company at advocates for the most integral part of surrogacy—the surrogates.

Kyle recently moved from San Diego to just outside of Savannah, Georgia with his incredible wife, Sunshine, their daughter, Jasmine, and their dogs, Dee Dee and Adora. When he’s not putting out fires, answering emails, or jumping on Zoom calls, he can be found trying to plan a “little party” or cruising the saltwater rivers of the Low Country. Despite now living in The South, he’s only said “y’all” once.

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Sometimes, it takes a village to have a child.

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Real Stories.

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Would you still be a surrogate...

without Surrogacy Is?

Frequently

asked questions

Take our short 8-minute quiz now.

Surrogacy is a process where a woman carries and delivers another person or couple’s child. This pregnancy happens through in vitro fertilization (IVF), which means this woman does not have any biological connection to the baby.

The surrogate is the ‘gestational carrier;’ this means she is providing the womb to carry the embryo for the Intended Parents (IP’s).

In surrogacy, there are Intended Parents, agencies, and surrogates.

The Intended Parents (IP’s) are the individuals looking to build their family or bring a baby into the world. The agencies work directly with the IP’s, helping them find the right surrogate candidates, coordinating with attorneys, helping with logistics (insurance, psychologists, contracts, etc.) and supporting them in the decision-making process. This way the IP’s can focus on developing a relationship with the surrogate! And the surrogates are the incredible mamas who help make it all happen!

Yes, but more. 😉 First & foremost, we’re Surrogate Advocates who support amazing moms in their surrogacy journeys. That’s how we started our first 3 years… solely working with surrogates. We’ve been helping amazing moms choose from vetted, ethical surrogacy agencies who are motivated to do their best work for our candidates.

We’ve taken all that experience and created what we like to think is the ideal agency for the amazing moms who choose to be surrogates, and the hopeful parents-to-be that are waiting for their bundle of joy.

We’re like your experienced surrogate best friend, who can guide you through this process… w/ no pressure ever.

Throughout our first 3 years solely working w/ surrogates as advocates, we’ve realized something:

There aren’t as many agencies who truly advocate for surrogates as we’d like… trust us… we’ve searched. And searched. And searched.

So we decided to start an agency of our own.

There’s no one perfect agency, but we’re dedicated to becoming yours.

We offer a quick (free!) quiz to help you see if you’d be a good candidate for surrogacy. Click here to take it now!

There are several requirements for surrogates (in order to protect the health of both the surrogate and the baby). You can find them on our requirements page.

Here are a few:

–        having at least one successful, full-term pregnancy

–        being within a recommended age range

–        having a ‘healthy’ BMI

–     free of tobacco and recreational drugs

–    having a strong support system 

To be honest, some of these requirements can be confusing (or, frankly, feel a bit limiting). So, once you take the quiz, if you have questions, feel free to reach out to us! We’d be happy to explain, provide clarity on your qualifications, or work with you on the next steps in your journey.

We put ‘healthy’ in quotes for a reason—because what’s considered ‘healthy’ is so different for each person! And, depending on a myriad of other factors, you may not need to fall exactly within this range.

However, a BMI between 18-32 is recommended because this is what is considered medically healthy for a surrogate undergoing IVF and other treatments along the journey.

A BMI that falls under the range may be too low for a safe pregnancy and delivery. It may also point to underlying health conditions for the surrogate. A higher BMI can impact the effectiveness of the IVF treatment, how your body responds to the medication, and ovarian function in general. A higher BMI can also lead to pregnancy and birth complications, too, which is why this requirement is set–not only for surrogates but at all fertility clinics. 

In short, the BMI range is all about ensuring the healthiest pregnancy possible. 

First of all congratulations! Only 4 out of 10 women who take the quiz meet all of the requirements, so it’s super rare to have both the heart and the health history to qualify as a surrogate! 
The next step after passing our 8-minute quiz is to schedule a Q&A with one of our awesome surrogate advocates. They’re experienced surrogates, too! They’ll walk you through the whole process, help to build your profile, determine your ideal compensation, and match you with the best agency out there specifically to match your unique wants, needs, and personality. 

Yes! You can become a surrogate if you’ve had tubal ligation.

Tubal ligation is a surgery that involves cutting and tying the fallopian tubes (which prevents an egg from entering the uterus or sperm from passing from the tube to the egg).

In surrogacy, pregnancy happens through IVF—where the fertilized egg/embryo is transferred directly to the uterus—which doesn’t involve the tubes at all! So, in short, you can still bring your IP’s baby into the world even after tubal ligation.

  • Typical compensation packages for surrogacy consist of a base compensation ranging from $45,000 – $75,000, based on several factors plus additional payments for milestones leading up to and throughout the pregnancy, such as medication start, embryo transfer, maternity clothing at second trimester, and more.
  • All expenses are paid for the surrogate to meet with the parents’ IVF doctor for an in-person medical evaluation. If travel is required, those expenses are paid for as well as a per diem for meals and expenses.
  • Compensation and Benefit Packages typically start once legal contracts are signed and a trust account is fully funded with the entire surrogate compensation and expenses. 
  • Surrogates receive their base compensation in monthly installments throughout the pregnancy. 

Read more about surrogacy compensation: https://surrogacy.is/compensation/

No, your eggs won’t be used in the surrogacy process.

There are two types of surrogacy—traditional and gestational—and with gestational surrogacy (the type of surrogacy we focus on!), the IP’s eggs and sperm will be used.

So, in short, the surrogate will not be biologically related to the baby at all.

Although it might seem strange that your significant other needs a background check, this is a requirement in place to protect all aspects and all individuals in the surrogacy journey.

A background check (both for the surrogate and her spouse) helps to ensure the safety of the environment for surrogate and baby during pregnancy and birth.

(Don’t worry, the Intended parents undergo a background check too!)

Yes, you can’t have more than 2 C-sections (or 3 with a clearance letter from your OB) or more than 6 live births.

There are a few required vaccinations for surrogacy: TDAP, Varicella (chickenpox immunity), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella). Others, for example flu and COVID are flexible.

Some IP’s may have specific requirements for their surrogate to ensure safety during pregnancy and delivery, or to match their lifestyle and values.

It’s best to first take our short quiz to see if you qualify as a surrogate candidate. When you take the quiz, you’ll be able to see and understand the basic requirements.

From there, we will connect with you to learn your goals, perspectives, and values—and connect you with an agency  that honors your choices.

Typically, 21-40. We’ve had cases up to 45 get approved by an IVF clinic, but it’s rare. 

Every prospective surrogate must be at least 21 years old before she can be approved for surrogacy. This minimum age requirement is set by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, based on what experts have identified as the best indicators of success for a gestational carrier.

But most importantly age restrictions exist only to protect the surrogate and the baby’s health and give the best chance for successful outcomes! 

For us to help you become a surrogate, you need to be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

Yes! You absolutely can be a single mom and a surrogate. You just need to make sure you have a good support system. You might need emotional support or potentially someone to be with your kids while you are attending appointments or delivering your intended parents’ magical, miracle baby.

No. All medical expenses are covered by insurance or the intended parents/agency. All expenses are paid for the surrogate to meet with the parents’ IVF doctor for an in-person medical evaluation. If travel is required, those expenses are paid for as well as a per diem for meals and expenses.

Also, before surrogate pregnancy, typical benefits & compensation can include:

  • Monthly non-accountable allowance starting at $250+ per month throughout the journey
  • Mock Cycle Fee starting at $500+
  • Medication Start Fee starting at $500+
  • Signing and other bonuses starting at $1000+
  • Embryo Transfer Fee starting at $1000+
  • Health Insurance Monthly Premium (actual cost)
  • Legal Counsel (actual cost)

Parents that have decided to choose surrogacy have already been through a lot! The couples that I carried for had already fallen in love with the EMBRYOS before they transferred them to my uterus. They knew the sex of the future baby, and that they had all the normal chromosomes they should have.  They knew for a decade before trying surrogacy that they would find a way to bring those embryos to life. And that’s the story of a lot of those couples. They have invested so much time, hope, tears, and resources to make it possible for their children to be born. They will never change their mind about it!  But if they did (which they won’t!) there are fully enforceable legal contracts in place, as well as a fully funded trust account that has your entire compensation and medical expenses in it before you even begin IVF medications. The legal contract even has provisions in place for a next of kin, should anything happen to the parents before the baby is born, so there is someone ready and able to take them home and love them when they are born. When you get to the matching stage and hear the parent’s stories, you will see. Intended parents love their children just as much as we love our own.

A gestational surrogate becomes pregnant via IVF. The embryo is created in a lab, where the intended mother or donor egg is fertilized with the intended father or donor’s sperm. The embryo is then implanted into the surrogate’s uterus. With this method, the surrogate is not related to the baby. The majority of surrogacy arrangements are gestational these days. 

At first glance, it would seem obvious that a surrogate would get attached to the child, right?!

But as a surrogate, you go into the process with eyes wide open to the fact that the child you are caring for is not your own.There is not that sense of yearning you have when you’re carrying your own child, wondering if it will have your eyes or your husband’s nose. You are not choosing the baby’s name. You’re not imagining all of the big moments the way you do with your own sweet babies!

You go into the pregnancy in a very non-romantic, science-based way, and you know that this kid’s parents loved her before she was ever conceived, and fought so hard to make her life a reality.

In fact, you probably will feel more attached to the intended parents, and not the baby.

Nope! We partner with agencies all over the US, who work with surrogates, intended parents, and hospitals all over the US.
If you prefer a local match or less travel, we will help you find agency options that meet your needs, but geography won’t hurt your ability to become a surrogate.

Once we review your agency options with you and you choose your ideal agency, you’ll complete their intake process until you’re cleared to match. There are a lot more intended parents than surrogates, so matching is usually fairly quick for surrogates. From the time you complete the intake process to match, it takes about 30 days on average. 

💯 you do! We work hard to find you the right agency who has the type of intended parents you want to help. We have a great relationship with our agencies, and they know how important it is to us that they find you the intended parents you’re hoping for!

While there are very few companies who call themselves surrogate advocates, we’re definitely not all the same. For example, Surrogacy Is…❤️ is founded and privately owned by experienced surrogates whose singular focus is to advocate for other women entering this process, in the way we wish we’d had when we were starting out.

At Surrogacy is… being a surrogate advocate is not a “gimmick” or a sales pitch. It is in the DNA of each member of our organization, and our sole purpose for existing. 

While there are others out there who call themselves “surrogate advocates” most are owned or funded by agencies whose interest is to recruit surrogates into their program, whether or not it’s the right and best fit for each surrogate.

But wait, didn’t I hear you say that you’re an agency, too?

We’re a surrogate advocate group who created an agency to provide more choice to our surrogates. That’s very different than an agency who creates a “surrogate advocate” group to refer people to their agency. 

Take our short 8-minute quiz now.

If you haven’t experienced it yet, you should know the surrogacy community is so special.

Surrogates love connecting with other surrogates. They love encouraging other women to learn more about the process, they love sharing all their journey tips, and they absolutely love cheering one another on. There is something so lucky about being part of the sisterhood of surrogacy.

The same is absolutely true for intended parents too. Together they bond over milestones, they discuss how to talk about surrogacy with others, and they exchange lessons they’ve learned throughout their journeys.

Each side of surrogacy is special and each side has an incredible community rallying around them.

Have you met someone special within the surrogacy community? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #SurrogacyCommunity #SurrogateSisters #SurrogacySisterhood #IPSupport #IPCommunity
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Here’s a question we hear a lot: How many times does a surrogate need to travel to their IPs’ IVF clinic?

As a surrogate, you should plan to travel to your IPs’ clinic at least twice. The first trip will be for your medical screening and the second will be for the transfer.
However, each clinic is different and some clinics may require you to travel for a mock cycle before transfer. Also, if a transfer doesn’t take the first time (which is sometimes the case, by no fault of anyone) then a surrogate would travel back to the IPs’ clinic for more attempts.

If your IPs live close by, trips to their clinic aren’t that big of a deal. If your IPs live out of state, special travel arrangements will be made for clinic visits. This can sometimes be a fun excuse to get away for a couple of days to explore a new city. Sometimes it even allows you to spend some extra quality time with your IPs if they happen to live near their IVF clinic.

It’s kind of fun to think about how the journey begins with you making a trip to the IPs’ IVF clinic and it ends with your IPs making the big trip out to you for the delivery. 🤗

Do you have any other questions about traveling for surrogacy? Ask away, we’re happy to answer!

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #SurrogacyScreening #SurrogacyJourney #IPs #Surrogate #IVFclinic #medicalscreening
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Get ready to be inspired! 💖 Casey, our fierce co-founder, shares her incredible journey from being a proud mom to becoming a surrogate superhero.

She turned her passion for helping others into helping co-found Surrogacy Is, an advocacy group that’s all about educating and empowering women and families.

Check out her story and learn why picking the right agency can make all the difference on this magical journey! 🌟

🔗 (See stories for clickable link!) https://voyagela.com/interview/inspiring-conversations-with-casey-bojorquez-of-surrogacy-ia/
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We’re so excited about our latest podcast episode because it’s one you don’t want to miss.

In it, we sit down with Joey Guzman-Kuffel, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist to discuss the importance of building support systems during a surrogacy journey—for both surrogates AND intended parents.

Joey brings his professional expertise and personal experience as an intended father to discuss why clear communication is so important, how to handle tough conversation topics, and what an intended parent psych consult and support should look like.

There is so much good information in this episode. Anyone who’s about to navigate a surrogacy journey (or knows someone else who is) should give it a listen. 👂

🔗 SurrogacyIsAPodcast.Buzzsprout.com

#SurrogacySupport #MentalHealth #IPSupport #SurrogacySupportSystems #surrogacyis #surrogacypodcast #surrogacy #SurrogacyPodcast #SurrogacyIsAPodcast #IVFJourney #SurrogacyRequirements #SurrogateFAQs #SurrogacyTalk #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy
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Kay, one of our amazing surrogates, always felt drawn to being a surrogate and really wanted to help a woman who was struggling with infertility. She had a beautiful journey and says she wishes she would have done it even sooner.

To hear more about Kay’s journey, and hear other inspiring surrogacy stories visit our Youtube channel at youtube.com/@Surrogacyis

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #SurrogacySupport
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What’s an important personality trait of surrogates?

You guessed it: being patient. (Don’t worry, if patience doesn’t come naturally to you, you can still be a surrogate, just know beforehand you’ll be required to practice it throughout your journey).

The surrogacy process is a lengthy one. You have to be cleared by your OB/Midwife ➡️ get a psych evaluation ➡️ go through matching ➡️ get cleared by their IVF clinic ➡️ do a med screening ➡️ and go through legal clearance before even arranging the embryo transfer.

The process might be longer than you expected, but like Alyssa said, it’s definitely still worth doing it.

Do you have any questions about the surrogacy process? Drop them in the comments below and we can help answer them for you.

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #SurrogacyProcess #SurrogacyStages
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Hey Dads, we wanted to share a post to show some love for you this month too!

You`ve heard other parents say that the moment they became parents they felt that swell of love in their hearts? But, have you ever heard someone say they felt that swell of love in their blood? 🤔

No, right? So, here’s your reminder that fatherly love comes from the depths of your heart and isn’t determined by the blood that flows through your veins.

You’ve got the best heart, Dad and your little one can feel that. 🩵

Tag or share this post with a special Dad.

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #Dad #DadbySurrogacy #IntendedFather #IF
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What does “family” mean to you? We want to hear your answers in the comments—because today, on International Day of Families, we’re celebrating everyone who fits into your definition of the word.

Let’s hear it for the relatives, close friends, coworkers, pets, and even surrogates and IPs who’ve become part of your family through a unique journey. 👏

Family aren’t always solely bounded by blood, they are formed through bonds of care and love. So, hug those who you consider part of your family extra tight today. 🫂

#InternationalDayofFamilies #families #friends #chosenfamily #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency
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🌟 New Podcast Trailer! 🌟 NEXT TUESDAY we talk Mental Health, Communication, & Building Support Systems with Joey Guzman-Kuffel, LMFT. Joey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Founder of @counseling_with_joey. His insights not only come as a fertility specialist but as an experienced Intended Father as well.

In this episode he shares with us the importance of psychological support and clear communication with your surrogate/intended parent and a look into what an IP psych consult looks like.

There’s no map for the emotions and challenges that come with surrogacy, but this episode offers a bit of a compass. The importance of building a support system and the crucial role of transparency in donor conception are thoughtfully explained in hopes of ensuring that the journey of surrogacy is navigated with love, commitment, and informed understanding.

#surrogacyis #surrogacypodcast #surrogacy #SurrogacyPodcast #SurrogacyIsAPodcast #SurrogacyRequirements #SurrogateFAQs #SurrogacyTalk #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy
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Let’s give some love to all the incredible moms 🩷 To all the mother figures within your village. 💜 To the ones who love and care for others like a mama. 💜 And to those currently dreaming of motherhood. 🧡 We’re wrapping you all in a virtual hug this Mother’s Day.

May your day be filled with appreciation, love, and support. 🫶

If you’d like to help spread some love to someone special today, tag them in the comments or share this video with them to let them know you’re thinking of them today!

#MothersDay #CelebratingMom #MomsDay #Mom #DifferentMoms #IntendedMothers #AdoptiveMoms #FosterMoms #MomsToBe #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency
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Parenting is hard. There’s no instruction manual. There’s no grading system. And just when you get the hang of things, you’re on to the next stage and everything changes again.

Every child and every parent are also different. So, take comfort in knowing there are no hard-set wrong or right answers (generally). The beautiful thing about parenthood is finding that special groove between you and your child. You’re both learning together on this incredible journey of life and every day you’re doing the best you can. When you question everything else, remember you can’t ever go wrong showing love to your child.

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #IntendedParents #IPInspiration #IPlove #parenting
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We are always SO STOKED when we get a call or text 📱 from someone who says they’re ready to start their journey!

There’s no pressure ever because our end goal when we talk to you is not to rush you into a journey.. it’s to make sure you feel loved and respected. We’re always here as advocates- surro bffs for you at any stage you’re in whether you’re still breastfeeding, growing your family, or just learning.

#surrogatesupport #surrogacy #surrogacyislove #surrogateadvocate #surrogacyisamazing #surrogacyis
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It’s National Women’s Checkup Day… do you have your annual checkup appointments scheduled?

If you’re like us, your own checkups might have gotten away from you. We get it. It feels second nature to all of us to make sure everyone in our family is taken care but here’s your reminder to make sure you`re prioritizing your health as well! Take some time today to ask yourself what you need for YOU and then add it to the very top of your to-do list.

Block out some time to schedule that annual pap, make sure you have a teeth cleaning on the books, and reach out to your dermatologist… but don’t forget to also pause and take a mental health check too. It’s okay (and encouraged) to take some time for yourself to make sure you’re feeling your best inside and out.

Remember your health is a lifelong companion… one that will not only benefit yourself but your family as well. They want to love you for as long as they can mama, so remember at the end of the day you’re really doing this both for you and for them. 💕


#WomensHealth #CheckupDay #SelfCare #MeTime #mom #mominspiration #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency
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As we step into Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s important to remember that all of us go through mental health challenges and your heavy feelings are never something to be ashamed of. Your feelings are valid, so please take care of yourself.

You are never alone in this. Just because someone is smiling and appears happy on the outside, doesn’t mean they’re not going through something big on the inside.

Remember to pause, breathe, and check in with yourself. Take breaks, prioritize rest, and move your body in ways that feel good. And please, don’t ever hesitate to reach out for help.

If you need immediate support, call the Suicide Crisis Lifeline at 988.

#MentalHealthMatters
#BreakTheStigma
#ItsOkayToNotBeOkay
#MHAM2024
#MentalHealthAwareness
#MentalHealthMatters
#EmotionalWellness
#SelfCare
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Like Coni, a lot of surrogates say the thing they enjoyed the most during their surrogacy journey was the relationship they developed with their intended parents.

Every journey is unique and different but when a surrogate and the intended parents form a bond, it makes the whole journey that much more special.

Let us know in the comments, what are some of the special ways you were able to connect and bond with your intended parents or surrogate throughout your journey?

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #SurrogacyJourney #Surrogate #IPs #SurrogacyIsFamily #SurrogactIsLifelongFriends
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“It just made me realize how wrong it was, the way that I grew up”, Sunshine shares her transformative journey in a recent Podcast interview (new episode coming next month!) She talks about her outdated upbringing and how despite these roots, she wished to embrace her son’s transgender 🏳️‍⚧️ journey with open arms by carrying for gay parents as a surrogate. “It’s not wrong to love somebody, everyone just loves who they love, how could that be wrong?”.

Stay tuned for a special Pride 🏳️‍🌈 Month podcast 🎙️ episode with Special Guests: Brian Patrick Flynn & Hollis Smith, where we celebrate love in all its forms! 🌈💖
#surrogatesupport #surrogacy #surrogacyislove #surrogateadvocate #surrogacyisamazing #surrogacyis #surrogacyisagency #surrogacypodcast #pride #transgender
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Surrogacy advocates & journey coordinators be like: “Just checking in”, because our surrogates and intended parents are family, and family calls, even at the beach! 🏖️💻 #SurrogateLife #alwaysoncall #surrogatesupport #surrogacy #surrogacyislove #surrogateadvocate #surrogacyisamazing #surrogacyis ...

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Sunshine and Casey sit down to chat with Dr. Coffler @mickeycofflermd RE at @hrcfertility for an important conversation about egg preservation—that every young woman should listen to. (We wish this information was more widely known when we were younger)!

Did you know that as women get older the quantity and quality of their eggs decrease? This could make starting a family later more difficult—and is why Dr. Coffler says it’s important for women to know and understand all their options. He shares when women should start talking with their doctors about the process and the tests women can ask for to understand their fertility potential better.

Listen to this important episode today and make sure to share it with all the young women in your lives. This information could help someone’s path to parenthood a little bit easier in the future. 🤞🫶

🔗 Surrogacyisapodcast.buzzsprout.com
(You can find the video interview on our YouTube page as well @surrogacyis)!

#FertilityFacts #EggFreezing #surrogacyis #surrogacypodcast #surrogacy #SurrogacyPodcast #SurrogacyIsAPodcast #CaliforniaFertilityPartners #IVFJourney #SurrogacyRequirements #SurrogateFAQs #SurrogacyTalk #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy
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Sometimes when you tell your friends and family about wanting to become a surrogate their reactions can surprise you. Some people will be so loving and supportive and others may be completely confused or even hostile about it.

While ultimately you get to decide what you want to do and what works best for your immediate family, having a close circle of supporters during a surrogacy journey is so important. So, if the circle of people you trust to help watch your kids overnight, who you can talk openly with, and who will chip in to help you out during your pregnancy and recovery aren’t on board, then you might want to wait until you get their support.

If they just need some help understanding the surrogacy process more you can tell them to search for “Surrogacy Is” on YouTube to watch our fun and educational videos. You can also have them reach out to our Surrogacy Advocates to chat. We’re here for you and that means we’re willing to answer any questions your circle may have and help educate them about the process too.

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #SurrogacySupport #SurrogacyAdvocate #SurrogacyFamily
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We have a job for you. The catch is you’re required to work all shifts, you can’t take any sick days, and your little bosses have the tendency to be SO demanding. But the perks? Believe us, they are so worth it.

Never would you get so many hugs, be greeted with so much excitement, and be so loved simply by being you in any other role.

Motherhood is the most exhausting, yet rewarding job of all time. You deserve a raise, Mama but since things don’t work that way, we hope today you feel appreciated for everything you do. 🫶

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #MomAppreciation #bestmom #mom #JobasMom #Motherhood
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Mommy, Mom, Mama, Ma… no matter what your kiddos decide to call you, know that one singular title couldn’t encompass all the love and gratitude they have for you every day. We know your kids appreciate how you do everything for them and how you keep the whole house running at the same time. To them, you are the absolute Queen (and if they’re too little to vocalize that, then we will do it for them). 💕

So if no one told you today, you deserve a crown, Mama (or Mommy, Momaroo...) 👑

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #QueenMom #MomAppreciation #bestmom #queen #mom
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In a fast-paced world, being able to share and discuss important information is crucial. This can be especially true with surrogacy, reproduction, and family-building news.

So, on this World Press Freedom Day, we’re celebrating the privilege of staying informed and sharing our experiences. We know this isn’t the case everywhere in the world.

#FreePress #SurrogacyNews #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency
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Are you sick of us talking about compensation? Sorry, (not sorry) we have lots to say! 😜
We know surrogates are often shamed for talking about what their plans are for their compensation, but we say GIRL, be proud of your accomplishments! You made a family’s dream come true and if you’re checking big dreams off from your own list, then we want to hear about those too 🫶
Lael used her compensation to…
🛻Pay off her husband’s truck
🏡Pay off her family’s 2nd home
🪵Built a big fence (lumber prices, am I right?!)
✈️Go on their first family vacation in years

What big dreams are you hoping to make come true with your surrogacy compensation? Let us know in the comments below ⤵️ And if you want to see if you qualify to become a surrogate or learn more about our process, visit the link in our bio.

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #BestSurrogacy
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Next week @mickeycofflermd dives into the world of fertility 🪺 preservation. From egg freezing to ovarian conservation, we learn why it’s so important to consider and understand it all (before it’s too late! ⏰)

Dr. Coffler is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at @hrcfertility which is recognized as one of “America’s Best Fertility Clinics in 2023”. 🏆

Tune in next Tuesday, May 7th as he breaks down the process, costs, and all the facts you don’t want to miss about your reproductive future! 🥚💡

#FertilityFacts #EggFreezing #surrogacyis #surrogacypodcast #surrogacy #SurrogacyPodcast #SurrogacyIsAPodcast #CaliforniaFertilityPartners #IVFJourney #SurrogacyRequirements #SurrogateFAQs #SurrogacyTalk #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy
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Do you know what children love most about their Dads?

Most of the time it’s things like:
🩷 The way he rocks them to sleep
🩷 How goofy and funny he can be
🩷 His comforting and big hugs
🩷 The way he loves and spoils his kids

So, if you ever have a moment of doubt, the way you show and make your children feel love is all that really matters in the end. You already have what you need inside your heart to be a great Dad.
Tag or share this post with a special Dad you want to make sure sees this reminder. 👨‍🍼

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #DadBySurrogacy #IntendedFather #IF
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Reviews like this are exactly why we do what we do. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Kelsey. It was an absolute pleasure to get to know you and support you on your journey.

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #BestSurrogacyJourney #SurrogacySupport #TeamSurrogate
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Reflecting on these photos today, I’m struck by the genuine smile my face holds in many of them.

Each expressing a blend of emotions that are once in a lifetime feelings.

Joy.
Pride.
Elation.

And maybe a teensy bit of nausea from the epidural...

But it’s a joy I’ll forever carry with me and one of the greatest things I’ve done in my life. Being the vessel for another family to feel whole brings an undeniable sense of fulfillment and purpose that goes beyond any temporary discomfort.

This is what surrogacy is to me.

#surrogatesupport #surrogacy #surrogacyislove #surrogacyisamazing #surrogacyis #surrogacyrocks
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A lot of women say they felt a calling to become a surrogate. They felt a desire to do something bigger than themselves and wanted to give an incredible gift to someone else. Like Sia, many surrogates say they felt like they were meant to do this.

Surrogacy truly is something so meaningful and life-changing…in so many ways. Give this post a “❤️” if you feel the same way!

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #BestSurrogacy
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Team Surrogacy Is rocked our orange yesterday to shed light ☀️ on Infertility Awareness Week. Help us break the silence and raise awareness, because every journey deserves acknowledgement 🧡🧡🧡

Learn how you can help at @resolveorg & if you’d like to snap a selfie 🤳 and help spread awareness check out our IG story!

#WearOrange #InfertilityAwarenessWeek #HoldOntoHope #LeaveYourMark #NIAW2024 #leaveyourmark2024 #rockyourorange
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After Kelsey was a surrogate, she couldn’t stop talking about how much she enjoyed her experience. She even helped and encouraged around 15 women to look into surrogacy themselves. Surrogacy has impacted her life in the best possible way.

To hear Kelsey talk about her experience and the ways she says her surrogacy journey strengthened her marriage with her husband, watch her full YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/gFfy9j8wvQE?feature=shared

If you’ve ever felt called to help one of the thousands of parents desperately wishing for a child of their own, take our short quiz to see if you qualify as a surrogate: https://surrogacy.is/life-changing-quiz/

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy
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“Why are there so many steps in the screening process?”

Well, as a parent you wouldn’t just trust anyone with your child, would you? If you had to send your kid to a daycare or boarding school for a year how much vetting would it take for you to feel comfortable with your choice? Quite a bit, right?

It’s the same with intended parents. They are trusting a surrogate to keep their precious embryo safe for them. Having an in-depth screening process helps them feel confident in the process and helps them make sure you won’t be flaky about your IVF medications or eat sushi in a hot tub every night.

The medical screening, psychological evaluation, background check, and home visit are all precautionary steps to make sure a woman is a great candidate to become a surrogate. On the flip side intended parents also have their own screening process to make sure they are in the right mindset to be great parents (we’ll talk about their screening process in a post later).

Don’t forget the screening process is also in place for the safety of the surrogate too! Making sure her and baby’s health is considered is #1 priority.

It’s like what we always say, surrogacy is about trust… but still make sure to verify everything too.
Do you have any other questions about the screening process? Drop them in the comments or shoot us a message and we’ll help answer them for you!

#SurrogacyScreening #SurrogacyProcess #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency
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Embarking on a surrogacy journey: where time stretches longer than a soap opera season. 😅

From chasing records to dodging clinic backups, it`s a rollercoaster ride of patience and persistence. But hey, good things come to those who wait, right? RIGHT!

#surrogatesupport #surrogatemothers #surrogacy #surrogacyislove #surrogateadvocate #surrogacyisamazing #surrogacyis #surrogacyhumor #surrogacyagency
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Unboxing my Surrogacy Is Unicorn 🦄🤰🏼Bump Box!

Every treasure 🌟 inside is a reminder of the journey ahead! From monogrammed M&Ms, to a pill organizer to help keep IVF meds in check, a motivational IVF shots mat to remind me I’ve got this 💪 plus unicorn bandaids 🩹 whaaaat!

To top it off there’s the world’s softest chapstick, and a proud surrogate keychain & magnet and the cutest shirt ever! Ready to rock this journey with style!! 🌈✨

#SurrogacyUnicorn #ProudSurrogate #unboxingvideo #bumpbox #surrogatesupport #surrogatemothers #surrogacy #surrogacyislove #surrogateadvocate #surrogacyisamazing #surrogacyis
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In honor of National Infertility Awarness Week we are sharing this touching conversation, where we sit down with Jacqueline Baird, an incredible woman who bravely shares her path to motherhood. Through IVF loss and the complex world of surrogacy, Jacqueline and her husband went through unimaginable challenges.

Did you know The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 6 people worldwide are affected by infertility? And this does not include LGBTQ+ individuals who may need assisted reproductive treatment support to start their families.

In this deeply emotional episode, we are reminded of the intense strength and love that intended parents have. When we chat with potential surrogates we often think about the parents they’ll go on and help. Having Jacqueline share her story provides a small glimpse into the life-changing dreams surrogates help come true.

Tune in to hear Jacqueline`s story, a true testament to the unwavering strength of the motherly spirit and parental love. Thank you, Jacqueline, for opening your heart and sharing your journey with us.

#SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsPodcast #SurrogacyPodcast #SurrogatePodcast #surrogacy #surrogacyjourney #IPs #IntendedParents #IntendedMothers #Surrogate
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In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, we’re taking some time to spread a little love to all those who may need it. 🫶

We thank you for sharing your stories (publically or not, it doesn’t matter) and commend your resilience and strength as you #breakthesilence around infertility by letting others dealing with the same heartache know they are not alone.

The more infertility is talked about, the less it will feel like a topic that should only be discussed in whispers. There should be no feeling of shame or judgment when it comes to infertility. Only more empathy, more compassion, and more understanding within our society. 

Infertility affects millions of individuals and couples worldwide due to reproductive disorders, medical conditions, lifestyle factors, and sometimes without any known reason at all.

It can cause emotional, physical, and financial strains and is an issue that impacts people from all walks of life. 

Together we’re working to break the silence around infertility by spreading awareness within our community. We also want those who may be experiencing infertility to know even when they feel alone, they aren’t.

What you may not be aware of is that a community of people, who you might not even know personally, are virtually wrapping their arms around you in the biggest warmest hug.

We hope you can feel this extra love and support during this week and at the times when you feel you need it most. 🌈💕

#NIAW #BreakTheSilence #InfertilityAwareness SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency #IPs
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Happy Earth Day! Today we are reminded of how our combined actions, big or small, help play a vital role in nurturing our wonderful planet for today’s generation and the next!

We asked some of our mighty tribe to share what ways they take care of our Mother (#MotherEarth!). Here’s what they had to say:
Ivanna (Marketing Project Manager) collects scrap paper to use for notes later.

Sam (Social Media Specialist) is a cloth diaper expert.

Megan (Lead Agency Options Advisor) grows her own food and saves her veggies to make broth.

Ash (Surrogacy Outreach Specialist) uses reusable bags and paper, thrifts, and cloth diapers.

Raechel (Surrogate Intake Specialist) grows her own veggies, composes, uses biodegradable trash bags, and has one family vehicle.

Justice (Surrogate Advocate) shops secondhand whenever possible and gives old items new life.

Dawn (Surrogate Intake) recently started a local “buy nothing” group where members can trade or give away items that normally end up in the trash.

Sunshine & Kyle (Co-owners of Surrogacy Is) has eliminated plastic bottles in their home and buy clothing secondhand.

Casey (co-owner of Surrogacy Is) has chickens and feeds them food scraps and does a yearly beach cleanup.

What ways do you help preserve our Earth today and beyond? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Let’s join forces and together make a positive impact!

#EarthDay #ProtectOurPlanet #Sustainability #NoPlanetB #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency
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Who else channels their inner David Rose at these IVF injections and monitoring appointments like 🙄😒 Because we all know it’s worth it but would like to Can fast forward to the part where we’re pregnant 🤰🏽 instead!

#surrogatesupport #surrogatemothers #surrogacy #surrogacyislove #surrogateadvocate #surrogacyisamazing #surrogacyis
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Let’s hear it for the supportive surrogacy partners! 👏🎉🤗🙌

It takes a special woman to be a surrogate, but it takes a special partner to go along this ride with her. They are the ones who help with shots, make all the grocery runs for pregnancy cravings, and lovingly say, “Look at the amazing thing YOU did. I am SO PROUD of you!” in the delivery room.

Surrogacy truly is a team effort in so many ways. Spread this message to all the supportive surrogacy partners you know and together let’s celebrate and thank them for everything they do, too!

#SurrogacyPartners #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency
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Some mamas have to dream and work a little harder for their babies. And doesn`t that show the tremendous love and dedication they already have for their children? 💞

Often times these mamas have to go through heartache and lots of medical procedures. They also have to put a lot of trust into science and the help of strangers. When you factor in all the pieces that need to align to bring a baby earthside through surrogacy, you realize how much it truly is one of the most precious miracles on earth.

Mamas, if this sounds like your road to motherhood, we see you and we celebrate you. We know the journey is not easy, but the love within your heart is like no other. Your little one is so lucky to have a mom who has wanted and loved them so, so much.

#IntendedMom #MomThroughSurrogacy #SurrogacyIs #SurrogacyIsLove #SurrogacyJourney #SurrogacyAgency #Surrogacy #SurrogacyIsAgency
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