Meet Yelena!

 

“Family Source Consultants made this process super easy. There is so much paperwork and red tape through this process and honestly, I barely had to deal with any of the stress related to it. They were super organized and very communicative. They helped me through all my wacky issues and were extremely supportive throughout the whole process.”

 

What lead you to become a Surrogate?

While I was morbidly obese, I was told I may have a hard time conceiving. Once I lost 150 lbs, I was lucky enough to quickly get pregnant with my son. Of all the things I’ve done in my life, having a child has been the most fulfilling.

After maintaining my weight for many years and enjoying my newfound health, I decided I wanted to use that health to help someone else experience the joy of being a parent. Once I learned about the process of surrogacy, no one could talk me out of it.

 

Who was your largest support person/s throughout your journey?

My mother and my sister. I can’t really say they had a choice, but they helped me a ton throughout the process. They went with me to appointments and were there for me on my sick days. My sister even drove me to my baby shower!

 

What made you decide to choose your Intended Parents?

I could tell they were surrounded by a loving family and were ready to have children. My Intended Parents were playful, loving, friendly, and compassionate.

After reading their profile, I could see they had a very solid foundation and a strong relationship. We met over Skype, and it was immediately apparent that that these babies would have some truly awesome parents.

 

What was the biggest highlight of your journey?

I had the most supportive Intended Parents in the world. They dealt with me through major morning sickness and a lot of other ups and downs that I’m sure weren’t easy for them.

On top of that, their extended family was extremely loving and helpful. I honestly cannot express how amazing their whole family is. I felt like I was one of them.


Do you have advice for women who are interested in becoming a gestational surrogate?

A lot of different issues may come up during the process that may make you feel hesitant. These are all normal. Prepare for ups and downs and don’t have unrealistic or very specific expectations. If you go into it with a clear and flexible mind, I promise you this will be one of the best things you will ever do in your life.

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