Fertility Needs


Tracy's Story

Ever since I was a junior in high school, I wanted to be a surrogate. That is when I learned about surrogacy because a friend of mine did a project on it in Anatomy class. I knew that once my family was complete, I wanted to help someone else. I got married and had 2 beautiful children. My husband and I knew that our family was now complete so we discuss surrogacy.

I met with Angela in January of 2003; she was very nice and was sure she would be able to help me find a very nice couple to help. She was right because within a week, I was matched up with my perfect couple. We met at Angela¹s office in March of 2003 and we really hit it off. Angela went over with us all the various "issues" we would come across to make sure we were all on the same page as to what we all expected and wanted to get out of a surrogacy relationship.

We went through all the medical screening and pre-testing that was necessary and was finished with all that by the middle of May. By the middle of June, I was starting fertility meds. The transfer was on July 17, 2003. I went in 12 days later for a pregnancy test. It was positive! The couple and I were very happy that it took on the first try.

For the most part, my pregnancy was uneventful. The biggest thing that happened was my couple and I became very close. We were talking to each other at least 2 times a week, sometimes for an hour or 2 at a time. Towards the end, things started to happen. My blood pressure was rising, and the baby was getting big! I was ordered to stop working by 36 weeks. That helped the blood pressure. We didn't think the baby's weight would end up leading to a C-section, but on March 27, 2004; my couple's baby girl came into this world via C-section weighing almost 9 lbs! We all cried tears of joy. It was a very emotional day and I will never forget it.

I saw the baby that was inside me for 9 months and it was just amazing! To see my couple holding their little girl that they waited so long to hold...well...I can only say that it was a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. Not once did I have any sad feelings or regrets, after all, it was never my baby. This beautiful perfect girl was created to be loved by my couple, not out of the love of my husband and me. Now that I am recovering from my first surrogacy journey, I feel so good about myself. I have always had low self-esteem, but giving someone the gift of a child made me feel so very important and has totally lifted my self worth. I know now that even if I never do anything else with my life, I made a difference in the life of another.

- Tracy

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