Oregon, the surrogacy state on OPB/NPR

June 2, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101
Oregon, The Surrogacy State Oregon has become something of an international center for surrogacy. In this five-part series, OPB’s Kristian Foden-Vencil explores why this is the case, especially for gay Israeli […]

Blog 12: Overcoming unexpected delays

Tapping my fingers impatiently on the steering wheel, I marveled at the speed at which my small town was growing. My 7 minute drive home from work was now a […]

Surrogacy Blog #11: The final weeks of not being pregnant and Thanksgiving dinner conversation.

January 21, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101, True Surrogacy Stories
Some of my favorite things in life cannot be enjoyed while pregnant. So as the date of my surrogacy embryo transfer approached, I made sure to run as often as […]

Surrogacy Blog #10: Beginning the medications to prepare for surrogacy & pregnancy

January 4, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
My personalized box o’goodies from the Portland pharmacy had arrived via USPS bursting with vials, syringes, pills, disinfecting wipes, directions and more. I laughed as I rummaged through it. This […]

Surrogacy Blog 9: Surrogacy in the workplace & telling my boss

December 15, 2015 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101, True Surrogacy Stories
Taking a deep breath, I clasped my hands tightly in my lap. My boss, Van, gave me a quizzical look as I hesitated. It was a rare occasion for me […]

Surrogacy Blog Part 8: Injections! Oral Meds! Vitamins! Learning about the IVF medication process.

December 2, 2015 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101, True Surrogacy Stories
  Today was the appointment with the fertility clinic to learn about the cocktail of oral medications and intravenous shots I would take to prepare for the embryo transfer in […]

Surrogacy Blog Part 7: Time to tell my parents about my epic plans

October 26, 2015 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogates, True Surrogacy Stories
My poor fingernails had taken the brunt of my nervousness and chips of the dark grey polish lay littered on my bedspread. So far, mentally preparing to tell my parents […]

Surrogacy Blog Part 6: Whew! The surrogacy screening process.

October 19, 2015 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogates, True Surrogacy Stories
“Please be aware that these questions are worded so we’ll know if you’re trying to make yourself sound good and will help us identify any inconsistencies.” That was one of […]

Surrogacy Blog Part 5: Meeting the Intended Parents and Coffee Mishaps.

September 28, 2015 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogates, True Surrogacy Stories
Are you kidding me! NOOOOOO!!!!!! It had taken me hours to choose the perfect “meet your potential intended parents” outfit and now hot coffee was streaked down my shirt. I […]

Surrogacy Blog Part 4: Why is there no etiquette guide for introducing your uterus to someone?

September 21, 2015 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogates, True Surrogacy Stories, Uncategorized
Elation washed over me and I could hardly contain my excitement as I read through the profile. The surrogacy agency matched me with a family and I had to decide […]
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