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Sunshine & Casey

Founders & Experienced Surrogates

Meet our

Founders

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Sunshine Hanson

President
3x Surrogate

On a mission to take the mystery out of surrogacy.

Sunshine Hanson is a driven and pragmatic mama, 3x gestational surrogate, and co-founder of Surrogacy Is alongside her amazing husband, Kyle. (And, as you may have guessed, her story is just as unique as her ever-changing hair!)

Sunshine was a high school English teacher when she embarked on her first surrogacy journey, and she soon discovered that what the experience was lacking was both advocacy and direction.

After working for two very different agencies—she realized that every agency (like every surrogate!) is unique, but some agencies are decidedly better than others!

That’s where Surrogacy Is first began.

Built on the foundations of intention and community, Sunshine and Kyle brought Surrogacy Is to life and soon partnered with Casey Bojorquez to create the team and mission that’s thriving today.

Sunshine currently lives in Georgia with her family. When she’s not guiding surrogates and sharing pieces of her story online, she can be found floating in the pool with her daughter or trying a new spot for brunch in Savannah!

Casey Bojorquez

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 in sunny Southern California!

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Kyle Hanson

CEO, Chief Marketing Officer
Husband to 3x Surrogate (that counts, right?)

Skeptic-turned-unabashed-surrogacy-cheerleader 📣 at Surrogacy Is…

Kyle Hanson is a dedicated father, husband, and ‘wizard behind-the-curtain’ of everything you see at Surrogacy Is. Motivated, logical, and hardworking, Kyle is the original surrogate-skeptic-turned-biggest-advocate (and we love him for it!).

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, he has tirelessly helped build a company that advocates for the integral part of surrogacy—the surrogates.

Kyle lives in Georgia with his incredible wife, Sunshine, their daughter, Jasmine, and their dogs, Dee Dee and Adora. When he’s not putting out tech fires, creating automations, or jumping on Zoom calls with the team, he can be found on a boat cruising coastal Georgia rivers with his family or playing the drums.

Meet our

Surrogate Advocates

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Alexandra Ryan

Surrogate Advocate
2X Surrogate

Alexandra Ryan is a mother and wife who just loves her little blended family! She has a background in law but found  found her passion for surrogacy when she started her first journey in 2019, delivering a beautiful baby girl for a couple who waited ten years for this life-changing and defining moment. 

Alexandra is currently in the middle of her second surrogacy journey, due in June 2023, and couldn’t be more excited and honored to guide surrogates alongside her! 

As a Surrogate Advocate, her biggest goal is to be a resource to new and experienced surros alike, and to help connect them to agencies that honor and value them.

Living in sunny San Diego, California she can be found chasing after her three kids on the beach or cuddled up on the couch watching any (and every!) Disney movie…

Morgan Gray

Lead Surrogate Advocate

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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Kristina Shrewsbury

Lead Surrogate Advocate
Experienced Surrogate

Kristina is an experienced surrogate-turned-advocate after recognizing her innate desire to support other women in her shoes. She is a married mother of 2 and will be completing a sibling journey for her second Surrogacy in 2024! 

Kristina’s role at Surrogacy Is began after researching about surrogacy for her own journey.  After encountering  unfriendly and unhelpful comments in the wild wild west of facebook groups, she found Surrogacy Is and the supportive, connected community. After relentlessly growing her understanding of surrogacy and passion for helping other surrogates, she leapt at the opportunity to join the team at Surrogacy Is. She feels like her position as an advocate was MADE for her! . 

Kristina resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and when she’s not commenting in Facebook groups or leading empowering conversations with other surros, she can be found adventuring out of the house with her kiddos, shopping at her favorite places for the best deals, or trying out a new local spot to sate her appetite for good food!

Ashley Briseno

Surrogate Advocate
3x surrogate

Ashley is a loving mom of two sweet boys, 3x surrogate, and currently working on her 4th journey! She first heard about surrogacy through her friends and immediately knew it was something she wanted to do. Little did she know where it would lead her. . . to an incredible position at Surrogacy Is!

Ashley loves meeting people, guiding first-time surrogates and experienced surrogates on their journeys, and being an advocate. When she’s not working, she can be found coaching her son’s soccer team, at her yoga class, enjoying nature with her littles, or spending some time with her friends.

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Jamilia Mills

Surrogate Advocate
2x surrogate

Jamilia Mills is a God fearing, selfless momma of two of the most amazing kids ever! She truly believes that while she has many skills and years of corporate world experience, her ministry is motherhood. Being a two-time gestational carrier herself, she understands the roadblocks that surrogates may face AND would still do it again.

Jamilia was an accountant for five years prior to being a surrogate and while she found meaning in her 9 to 5, she struggled with finding purpose in it. Never did she believe she’d be able to add surrogacy to her resume and find passion in it. Now she has chosen to have her passion meet purpose. There truly is no better career.

Upon starting her journey as a surrogate, searching for an agency was a chore! They took advantage of her lack of knowledge and tried to sway her to make life changing moves with no guidance – all for self-gain. Jamilia needed an advocate. She vowed that she would never let this happen to another woman. She would be the support she needed.

Having the opportunity to educate and advocate for women across the world about their personal surrogacy journey is important. But giving women the confidence and power to make sound and informed decisions – now that’s vital.

Off the clock, Jamilia is an active church member and homemaker. During the Covid pandemic, she and her kids started a community garden where neighbors can enjoy fresh produce. She likes kicking back, watching movies and faithfully laughing at her own jokes.

Jamilia’s heart is built on love. She is grateful for the position she’s in to connect with and build lasting relationships with women just like you.

Sam McConnell

Surrogate Advocate
Experienced Surrogate

Sam is an experienced surrogate, mother of 3, and part-time prenatal and kids yoga, mindfulness, & holistic wellness guide. She is devoted to being a part of creating a loving space for others in any and all work she does. 

The joy Sam found as a result of carrying and witnessing the moment her intended parents and surro baby became a family motivated her to research ways to continue to be a part of the magic of surrogacy. . . and through that research she found Surrogacy Is! 

Her commitment as a Surrogate Advocate is to empower women with knowledge and support throughout their surrogacy journeys, and to authentically nurture the connections they create together. Due to the lack of agency advocacy in her own surrogacy journey, she holds a deep desire to create what she longed for— and what Surrogacy Is provides for other women. She is dedicated to making sure women exploring surrogacy feel fully supported and inspired.  

When Sam’s not supporting families and women, you can find her wilderness foraging, hiking, volunteering at animal shelters, writing her children’s books, cooking up delicious vegan food in the kitchen, or, of course, simply being a mama bear to her busy cubs!

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Stephanie Davis

Surrogate Advocate
3x surrogate

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.

Meet our

Surrogate Outreach Specialists

Megan Rubsam

Surrogate Outreach Specialist
Experienced Surrogate

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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Brittney Crothers

Surrogate Outreach Specialist
first time surrogate

Brittney is a loving mother of three kiddos who are full of energy, spunk, (and let’s be honest, sometimes chaos!). Now married to her high school sweetheart, Brittney and her husband, Tony, stumbled on Surrogacy Is when exploring the idea of surrogacy! 

She’s now in the process of her first journey, and has found that surrogacy is a passion that she’s dedicated to. As a Surrogate Outreach Specialist, her focus is to  help other women who are exploring surrogacy as something that may be a fit for their family, too! 

When she’s not on the phone with a potential surrogate, you can find her being outdoors with her family (camping, fishing, hiking) when the weather is nice, or binge watching the latest show streaming on Hulu or Netflix! She also LOVES to craft with her kiddos and make messes that they’ll remember forever!

Meet our

Agency Options Advisors

Jodie Hough

Agency Options Advisor
2x Surrogate

Jodie is an experienced, 2x surrogate who is passionate about adding more love and acceptance into the world. After experiencing surrogacy (both with and without an agency involved), Jodie felt compelled to help women navigate the process and provide support throughout their journeys. Her Master’s Degree in Education is the perfect fit for her role as Agency Options Advisor, as she advises women in their agency choices and empowers them in their decision-making.

When Jodie isn’t making new best friends with potential surrogates, she can be found proudly embarrassing her two teenagers. She also hosts a comedy podcast where she’s turned her love of ridiculous reality TV into a community of fierce, funny females!

Jade Matush

Agency Options Advisor
experienced surrogate

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.

Meet our

Content Marketing Team

Alex & Ivanna Boreiko

Certified Husband & Wife Superduo

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!

A smooth journey requires

the right professionals.

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.

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Kristina, Experienced Surrogate

The agency you choose 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, more focused on collecting their fees than they are on helping people, are competing for the same pool of potential surrogates.

Women who fall for their alluring ads and false promises of high compensation can end up having to fend for themselves after matching.

What should you know

about surrogacy?

You can be a surrogate, while working, going to school, raising a family, being the boss babe you already are.

You can bring an additional $40,000 – $70,000 into your household (plus be reimbursed for childcare, lost wages, etc.)

Receive perks like housekeeping & spa days, that make pregnancy as stress-free as possible.

You’re NOT related to the baby in any way. (science is amazing!)

You’re guided by experienced surrogates every step of the way.

Surrogacy stories from

Real-Life Supermoms

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.

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