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What To Do During the Pregnancy

Congratulations! You're pregnant! What now?

So, your surrogate is pregnant! Congratulations! The baby is on it’s way, and now it’s time to… what?… … … What do you do when your surrogate is pregnant? What goes on between the day your pregnancy is confirmed and the day your baby is delivered? You and your surrogate are going to have a […]

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Transfer Day-What It Was Like For My Husband, My Surrogate and Me!

“It’s literally just ten minutes… but that ten minutes is everything.” That’s what our last podcast guest said about her transfer. For our surrogate, my husband, and I, it was just a ten-minute procedure. But that ten minutes – that little step on the surrogacy journey – it changed our entire lives.   There are […]

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Shots, Doctors, and Getting Ready for Surrogacy

shots, doctors and getting ready

So, you’re thinking about becoming a surrogate. You’re thinking about the journey of carrying a baby for parents who can’t carry a baby themselves. You’ve thought about that miracle of a moment when you will hand that baby to the parents in the delivery room – the brilliant smiles on their faces, the tears in […]

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Our Podcast is Live!

Hope Works: A Surrogacy Podcast

We are thrilled, elated, ecstatic, and over-the-moon proud to announce the launch of our podcast, Hope Works– A Surrogacy Podcast, which is now available for subscription on our podcast page and on iTunes! It is a labor of love, created by our team and the amazing surrogates who have incredible stories to share! Hope Works […]

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Hope Works – A Surrogacy Podcast

Announcing Hope Works- A Surrogacy Podcast!

We are so excited to announce that we will soon be launching a podcast aimed specifically towards surrogacy. One of our amazing team members, Brent Love, has been putting together this beautiful labor of love! Subscribe now via email or on iTunes! Listen to the trailer now! Join us for once-in-a-lifetime conversations as surrogates share their […]

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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

Surrogate

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 […]