Availability: available now
Overall Health: Excellent
Experienced Surrogate: No
Availability to Travel: yes
Why Become a Surrogate: "I've thought about surrogacy for more than a decade. While in college, I explored egg donation but wasn't in a physical location that was conducive to going through the process at that time. In my family, most of the women have had remarkably easy pregnancies, starting with my maternal grandmother having 4 children, my mom with 5, and my sister with 5 as well. As hoped, my two pregnancies were easy and enjoyable. Knowing that my little family is complete, it's the perfect time to help another family. I look at my own two boys and think, "What a gift!" I would be honored to help another couple create their own family! Being a parent is the absolute best (and hardest) thing I have ever done. The financial compensation is a component as well - we are saving to buy a house. I am inspired by people's stories of surrogacy, including one of my professor's personal story of using a surrogate for his 4th child. Interestingly, our boys were born 1 hour apart on Cinco de Mayo. I am not religious per se, but I feel drawn towards this journey and I hope to provide the most nurturing, hospitable, healthy, and low-stress uterus possible."
Compensation Range: negotiable
Flexible on Compensation: Yes
Are you willing to carry multiples: Yes
How many embryos are you willing to transfer: 2
Surrogate Children: 0
Martial Status: Married
Family/Friend Support: Yes
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Animal: Monkeys
Any emotional disorders: No
Do you smoke: No
Do you use drugs: No
Importance of Communication: Somewhat important
Are you willing to work with IPs from all ethnic backgrounds: Yes
Are you wiling to work with same sex IPs: Yes
Are you wiling to work with international IPs: No
Do you have any concerns about being a surrogate: No
Anything you are looking for in IPs: "I hope they will love their child enough to be able to say "no" sometimes and to set boundaries. Not a fan of helicopter parents. (The teacher in me talking ;)."
How would you describe your home: "Warm, cozy, kid- and dog-friendly. We try our best to keep it clean but you know...2 kids and a dog live here, too."
How would you describe your personality: "Outgoing, kind, generous, helpful, funny! Super active. Always looking on the bright side. Easygoing."