Talking about my surrogacy and gauging reactions

Surrogacy True Stories
How much to tell people about my surrogacy: I’m learning to gauge initial reactions. “Oh wow, that’s great! What clinic are you using?” David asked me. This is not the […]

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 […]

The finances of being a surrogate – No, it’s not just “easy money”.

There used to just be one time of the month when I was excited to check the mail – the delivery of my Bon Appetit magazine. Now there is something […]

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.” […]

Blog #16: Making friends in the waiting room and confirmation of pregnancy via ultrasound!

August 3, 2016 // mchally // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101, True Surrogacy Stories
Today was the day – the ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy and hear the heartbeat of sweet Sven, my surrobabe! Absentmindedly flipping through an old issue of People Magazine, I […]

Meet the NWSC team: Mariah Swan, Surrogate Coordinator

June 27, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in About NWSC, NWSC Staff
Mariah Swan is a Surrogate Coordinator at our office in San Francisco, CA. She is an integral part of the NWSC team and we caught up with her in between […]

Blog 15: The very true story of my friends naming my Surrobabe

June 22, 2016 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments // Posted in Surrogacy 101, True Surrogacy Stories
The warm, dark coffee was delicious on the snowy January morning. I pretended it actually contained caffeine – placebo effect! –  as brunch at my friend Sun’s house got underway. […]

Blog #14: And the pregnancy test says…

I absentmindedly picked at the sticky bandaid residue left on my skin from my blood draw earlier in the day. My mind was not focused on the meeting I was […]

Blog #13: Trying to not be gross on embryo transfer day

I feel like I’m watching a movie. Is this really happening? Months of meetings, contracts, medications and tests had all led up to this point – it was embryo transfer […]

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 […]
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