Member Spotlight: Sarah

Submitted to Blog

Today we meet @Sobocabooski, who shares her surrogacy story.

Tell us a bit about yourself and your family.

My husband and I have 3 daughters ages 12, 10 and 5.

Tell us about your surrogacy story.

I am 35 and I have wanted to become a surrogate for as long as I’ve known about surrogacy.

What inspired you to become a surrogate?

I have friends who have been surrogates.

How did you know it was the right time for your family to embark on your surrogacy journey?

It finally became legal in our state in 2019 so that is when I started the application process.

How did your partner, friends and family feel about your decision and how did they support you?

My husband did research and I was able to get him on board. My husband supported me once he found out more about it. My mom and siblings were happy I was able to do this for someone. My friends thought it was so wonderful. As a mother myself I couldn’t imagine not being able to have a family of my own so I wanted to help someone become a parent and grow their own little family.

Tell us about matching with your intended parents. 

When it came time to meet our potential match with our match maker we talked on zoom for hours and by the end of it we all agreed that we wanted to move forward with starting this journey.

How does it feel to be able to give the gift of family?

I feel so blessed to be able to have done this for them. The parents tell me they are thankful for me everyday.

What has been the most rewarding part of your surrogate experience?

I am so thankful to have done this for them and it is such a unique experience to help them have a child of their own. Not only are you helping the parents, you may be giving someone a grandchild or sibling or cousin.

What is something you wish you had known or was surprising to you about becoming a surrogate?

It is not right for everyone but if you are wanting to help a family out and have the time and are healthy enough to do it, it is such a rewarding experience for all involved.

What advice would you give someone thinking about becoming a surrogate?

The whole process took time as far as medical work up and medicine involved and covid etc, so it took over a year from application to even be able to do the transfer.

Tell us about your experience with ConceiveAbilities.

The agency helped both intended parents and me with appointments and travel and bills and questions and concerns and made sure we all got the support we needed.

Any other wisdom on being a surrogate that you think would help someone on their journey that we didn’t ask?

So many people are affected by this little bundle of joy. I became close with the parents by texting and calling and them coming to appointments. They were even able to be there at the birth and afterwards my children got to meet the baby so they could have the closure they needed. 

Thanks for letting us get to know you, Sarah!