A little about me…
I was born and raised in Virginia and moved to Idaho in 1990. I married my husband in 2005. We have two children. My history with surrogacy: I am a proven surrogate who has carried multiple times for parents. I have developed great relationships with the intended parents I carried for. I still maintain those and chat with them on occasion. I love the idea of not only carrying a child that comes with surrogacy, but also the relationships that develop with the parents during the journey. I wanted to start a surrogacy company to help other families complete theirs. I wanted to be a nurse on L&D, and that may still be in my future, but until then, I am dedicated to helping parents and surrogates’ dreams come true.
Why choose surrogacy?
Adoption is a wonderful way to fulfill the dream of becoming a parent, but with surrogacy there is an actual genetic relationship with your child.
Why work with ISC?
When you decide to work with ISC, we will match intended parents with the right surrogate and arrange proper legal representation. We will be there to help you every step of the way.
How long does the whole surrogacy process take?
The length of the process depends on several factors. We typically tell intended parents that they should plan on a year from the time they sign on with our agency until they have a child.
Can I be a parent if I’m single?
Of course! We work with intended parents of all backgrounds—single individuals, same-sex couples, and heterosexual couples. Many single-parent families have benefited from surrogacy.
What happens to any remaining frozen embryos?
Frozen embryos are stored at your IVF clinic. If your family is complete, you will be advised on your options for the future of your embryos. If you choose to move your embryos, your IVF center will assist you in that process. Of course, you may use the cryopreserved embryos in a future surrogacy if you choose.
How many embryos will be transferred?
While most of the physicians we work with are conservative, this decision is made mutually between the surrogate and the intended parents. On average, 1-2 embryos are transferred.
What kind of relationship can the surrogate expect with the intended parents?
It varies from one match to the next. Some matches are with international intended parents where communication is somewhat limited, while other matches are more proximate. Some relationships can be business-like compared to matches where the participants speak and/or meet on a more regular basis. The kind of relationship the surrogate and the Intended parent(s) are interested in can be explored before and during a potential match.