We're pleased to spotlight @Tisha, two-time surrogate and ConceiveAbilities team member!
Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm Tisha and I live in the lovely state of Colorado with my husband and son, Hunter who is almost 11 years old. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and I was able to complete two life changing journeys for two amazing families where I delivered a singleton boy and a set of boy/girl twins.
When were you called to surrogacy?
I have known what surrogacy was even before starting my own family, however it truly became a dream of mine after my son was born. My sister-in-law was having difficulty becoming pregnant, which hurt me deeply. I knew in my heart that surrogacy was my next step to help another family. Before embarking on this journey, I had never met another woman who had been a surrogate. What I did know was that I had a wonderful pregnancy with my son and myself, plus my husband, were 100% all in for a surrogacy journey!
What has been the most surprising part of your surrogacy journey?
Maybe it was excitement, joy, or unknowns; but I didn't have many fears. I was most nervous about the hormones/medications, however when I am ready for something I jump in feet first, which is what I did with my first and second journey. I look at life as having purpose and meaning so any fears/anxieties about the journey were over-arched by the purpose I felt. Since my first journey was over 9 years before my second, my friends and family had questions the first time aroud, since surrogacy wasn't as prevalent at that time. However, everyone was very supportive of my decision to help others.
What has been the most rewarding part of your surrogacy journeys?
Surrogacy became my passion and led me to begin working with ConceiveAbilities. I have been able to use my background as a licensed counselor and previous surrogacies to now help many other families/surrogates.