Member Profile: Rebecca

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When did you first start thinking about surrogacy? 

I started thinking about surrogacy when I was about 18 years old.

Was there someone in your life who inspired you thinking about starting the process? 

When I was 18 years old my sister (who is 5 years older than me) was told she was unable to have children due to medical reasons.  It was then that I started thinking of ways I could help her.  Surrogacy came to mind and I started really thinking about it for her and for friends.  It was just always on my mind as I continued to learn about it and hear of others stories of infertility and journey struggles. 

Do you know anyone who has been a gestational carrier? 

I currently do not know anyone personally who has been a GC. 

What are you most excited about with a potential surrogacy journey?

I am most excited about sharing that unforgettable journey with a family and having that life long connection/ relationship.  Being able to assist people with creating the family they dream of is one of the most amazing things I could hope to offer the world. 

What are you most unsure/anxious about with a potential surrogacy journey? 

I am slightly anxious regarding being able to pass the additional requirements.  I am currently matched, however with still having to undergo medical testing I am nervous something will 'go wrong'.  I don't think I will stop being anxious until that family has their baby in their arms.  It 100% comes from a place of compassion and love, I want to complete a surrogacy journey, and until I do, I will continue to be anxious and excited regarding each phase of it. I think that is normal for someone longing to be a GC.  With something you've wanted for so many years and having to wait so long for, there are many unknowns that keep you up thinking sometimes.  I think its healthy and normal for my anxiety - that alone tells me that this is something I am pursuing for the right reasons. 

Tell us a bit about yourself and your family, if comfortable. 

I am solo parent, me and my daughter are very close as a result.  We enjoy kayaking and camping and cannot wait to start our favorite summer pastimes. 

Thanks for sharing your story, @RebeccaLace!