What It Was Like To Meet Our Surrogate

Meeting our surrogate

A year and a half ago my husband and I drove through Wisconsin on a mission. We were headed to our Match Meeting. We were driving to meet the woman who might carry our baby. I sit here now remembering what it was like to meet our surrogate.  We had already gone through so much […]

Navigating the Surrogacy Journey

surrogacy journey

Starting the surrogacy journey is kind of like going to The Maldives. Imagine you want to go to The Maldives. Maybe you’ve heard of the islands?  Or maybe, at least, you’re now imagining some islands with palm trees, beautiful sandy beaches, a blue sky with a few clouds, and you’ve learned this magical land is […]

Waiting to Bring Our Baby Home

leaving for home with our daughter

Our surrogate delivered our daughter two days before Thanksgiving. The delivery was the most unforgettable moment of my life (I wrote about it on my own blog here!). Our baby brought magic into the world the moment she arrived. Magic floated around us for days. It filled the apartment where we stayed while we waited […]

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Do You Still Talk To Her? – Surrogacy and Friendship


Last week I shared the number one question people want to ask and are (almost) always afraid to.  Now that our baby girl is smiling in our arms, there’s another question we hear over and over – “But, the woman who carried her… do you still talk to her?” Most people are curious about surrogacy […]

Is Surrogacy Expensive?

Is Surrogacy Expensive? Brent Love is the newest addition to the Hope Surrogacy team and a new dad through surrogacy! Here, he faces the finances of surrogacy and the truths he learned from his journey.  – So, the first thing anyone ever asks when they meet me and my new baby is, “Isn’t she just […]

What is the timeline for surrogacy?

How long does the surrogacy process take? One of the most frequent questions we get asked from both parents and surrogates is how long does the surrogacy process take? What kind of timeline can you expect on your surrogacy journey? We know that pregnancy is nine months, but there is a lot more involved than […]


It’s not my baby! Gestational Surrogacy vs Traditional Surrogacy

May 24, 2017 It’s not your baby?!  This is the question that is most frequently asked of surrogates when they are pregnant with someone else’s baby.  Well, whose baby is it?  There are two types of surrogacy – gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. Gestational surrogacy: Gestational surrogacy is when the surrogate becomes pregnant through an […]



Hope ornament - Inspiration for Hope Surrogacy name

Come Grow With Us May 8, 2017 Hope Surrogacy has launched! We are so excited about our new business venture! Hope Surrogacy was the brainchild of Mary Murphey, LeeAnn Schulz, and Amy Kothe. After working in the surrogacy field for over 14 plus years, Mary and LeeAnn decided it was time to own their own business. Inspiration […]