If you are considering becoming a surrogate mother, it is normal to wonder about the benefits, risks and experiences that other women have had before you. But many surrogates do not have someone else in their lives that has gone through the same process to discuss these things with. Reading true, successful surrogacy stories and hearing about someone else’s hopes, fears and challenges (or lack thereof, hopefully,) first-hand can help reaffirm your decision and remind you why you decided to help someone start a family. We hope that current and future surrogates find comfort in reading this interview with real-life surrogate mother Jacqueline D.
California Surrogacy Center: How long have you been a surrogate mother for California Surrogacy Center?
Jacqueline D.: I have been a surrogate mother for California Surrogacy Center for [a year and a half].
California Surrogacy Center: Was this your first experience as a surrogate mother?
Jacqueline D.: This was my first experience as a surrogate mother.
California Surrogacy Center: What inspired you to become a surrogate mother?
Jacqueline D.: Growing up, I always knew that one day I wanted to become a mother. When that day came and I became a mother, everything changed. I knew from that moment forward that I wanted to help a family experience that feeling of becoming parents. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with California Surrogacy Center and help a family.
California Surrogacy Center: Were you nervous about it? Why or why not? What helped you overcome this?
Jacqueline D.: I was not nervous at all because I had very easy pregnancies with my children and I knew I was doing this to help someone achieve their dream of becoming [a parent].
California Surrogacy Center: Did you enjoy being a surrogate mother? What was your favorite part?
Jacqueline D.: I did enjoy being a surrogate mother; my favorite [parts of being a surrogate mother were] knowing that I was able to help a family bring a baby into this world and seeing the parents hold their baby for the first time.
California Surrogacy Center: Why did you decide to work with California Surrogacy Center over other agencies?
Jacqueline D.: I did my research and contacted different agencies to work with, but ultimately I decided to work with California Surrogacy Center because I felt an instant connection. I was very comfortable and loved that they were very attentive and were always there to answer all of my questions.
California Surrogacy Center: Would you recommend working with California Surrogacy Center to other potential surrogate mothers or intended parents?
Jacqueline D.: I would definitely recommend California Surrogacy Center to potential surrogate mothers and intended parents, because this agency is very professional. They are very attentive and caring and they make you feel very comfortable. They are there for you, and they are sure to answer any questions you may have.
California Surrogacy Center: Any last words of wisdom for other potential surrogate mothers out there?
Jacqueline D.: If you’ve been thinking of becoming a surrogate mother, California Surrogacy Center is the agency to work with; you won’t be disappointed. They are a reputable agency with many years of experience; they provide high quality care and make the experience positive and gratifying to all their surrogate mothers and intended parents. I will definitely be using this agency again if I consider being a surrogate mother again in the future.
Are you ready to have successful surrogacy stories of your own?
If Jacqueline’s story was inspiring to you, there’s a good chance you would make a great surrogate mother. If you have reviewed all of California Surrogacy Center’s surrogate qualifications and compensation information and you think you would be a good fit, we encourage you to complete online surrogate application by clicking on the button below. Provided you have your health history and a couple photos of yourself ready to go, the application should take about 20 minutes to complete.