Intended Parent Perspective: Bonding with our surrogate

October 16, 2018 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
It has been almost nine months since that unforgettable night at a Colorado hospital where our baby daughter was born. As they say, time flies, and these past few months […]

Katy, NWSC Case Manager extraordinaire in our Portland office!

October 16, 2018 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
  Katy celebrated her four-year workiversary as a Case Manager at NWSC this summer! Reflecting on four years at NWSC Katy says, “No two surrogacies have been the same so […]

Children’s books that explain surrogacy, IVF, adoption and other ways of building families

October 16, 2018 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
“ How can we explain surrogacy to our children as they grow up?” is one of the most common questions we hear from the families we work with. Most of […]

Ever played “Pin the Embryo in the Uterus” before? Surrogate Baby Showers!

May 3, 2018 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
Surrogacy Baby Showers
Ever played “Pin the Embryo in the Uterus” before? Yes? Then you’ve attended a surrogate baby shower! As someone who is very involved in the surrogate community, and as a […]

Gender reveal time!

July 20, 2017 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
Watching my family and friends try to share my surrogacy excitement. “I’m home!” I announced breathlessly. Aaron, my husband, was at the kitchen table immersed in his cell phone. He […]

Ridiculously crying at a restaurant because the cornbread was sold out: This pregnancy is in full swing!

September 14, 2016 // mchally // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101, True Surrogacy Stories, Uncategorized
“I’m sorry, but Dr. Ackerman is fully booked for September deliveries and is not taking any more patients. Let me see what other doctors are available for a fall delivery.” […]

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 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 […]

Love Wins

June 26, 2015 // Amy Vaniotis // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
By Ryan Medley, Northwest Surrogacy Center, LLC What a week for the United States of America. Of all the horrible and shocking news that we’ve received lately, it is moments […]

What’s in a Name: Intended Parents

April 2, 2015 // Amy Vaniotis // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
By Amy Vaniotis Intend (v): Have (a course of action) as one’s purpose or objective; plan Design or destine (someone or something) for a particular purpose or end Intended (n): […]
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