Reporters love to ask me what all surrogates have in common. My answer surprises them.

July 31, 2019 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments
Sometimes reporters will contact me when they’re doing a story about surrogacy. The most common questions I hear from them is: “Tell me about the typical surrogate you work with.” […]

25 Years of hope, love, and family

June 19, 2019 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments
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What were you doing in 1994? Some of us were enjoying the explosion of Seattle-inspired coffee houses, wearing flannel and figuring out our place in the world. Honestly, many of […]

Utilizing their surrogacy experiences in their new jobs

November 8, 2018 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments
  Sitting across from these two women, one could easily mistake them for cousins or long-time friends. They laugh and talk excitedly to each other, giving updates of their families, […]

Intended Parent Perspective: Bonding with our surrogate

October 16, 2018 // Carrie Ramoz // No Comments
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
  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
“ 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
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
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
“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
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 […]
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