Letters to Shelley

Words From the Heart


You are so kind. Thank you so much for the beautiful words… they touched me. I am so happy that you all got to meet one another. We are really lucky to have you leading us through this journey. You are all so kind and welcoming. Our nanny was blown away by all of you and the warmth of your office. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

With love and appreciation,

Intended Parent

Dear Shelley,

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done to help us. We feel like we have been on an incredible journey with you. There have been devastating highs and devastating lows, but throughout it all, you have been constant in your optimism, support and loving care for us and our wonderful donors. We thank you so much for this last cycle, which we have only been able to do thanks to your generosity and compassion.

If we are lucky enough to have a child, we know he or she will be all the more special because of our beautiful donor and the person who has made it all possible and tried so hard for us.

With our love and gratitude.

Dear Shelley,

Thank you for all your kindness to me and my family. It is very obvious your work is more than just a job to you. You help many people achieve their dreams and you should feel very proud of your accomplishments.  Thanks again for all of your personal attention.  God bless you and your children.

Dearest Shelley,

Just look at my beautiful girls! They are the joy of my life and complete my world more than words can say! Thank you so very much from the depths of my heart. I think of you every day and will always remember the generosity of our surrogate. I hope you can remind her of how much we love her.

Shelley, thank you for doing what the Lord has called you to do. With hearts overflowing.,


I just want to make sure you know how much my life has been touched by you. You have given me the opportunity to do a wonderful thing for strangers. I choose to think of you as an ‘enabling angel’! You, Shelley, touch people on both ends of the spectrum by just being you. I hope t hat I too can achieve a career that is as rich as yours one that will fulfill my spirit.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything. With love.

Dear Shelley,

I admire and appreciate the faith you put into your dreams. Simply being so true to yourself you create boundless miracles for many people. I marvel and respect you so much. I, too, will listen to my dreams. Love always.

Dear Shelley,

We would like to thank you for all of the encouragement and support that you have given us, and for leading us to our surrogate. We could not have wished for a more perfect ‘angel’.

You have given a window of hope which was not available to us in England and you have made a difficult journey very smooth with your thoughtfulness and efficiency. With love and admiration for all your wonderful work.

Dear Shelley,

We wanted to thank you for all of your help and guidance. From the first time we sat down to speak with you, we knew we had made the right decision. With three failed IVF cycles in four years and an impending surgery, we had some apprehension about beginning a new process, particularly one with complicated emotional and financial elements. However, you made us completely at ease with your warmth and professionalism. When we left your office, we were not only relieved by also elated, confident we were on the right path.

Also, we can’t thank you enough for bringing our surrogate to us. Thank you for recommending her and for going out of your way to retain her for us. You were, of course, absolutely right she is a lovely woman and we are thrilled to have her as our Surrogate.

What you provide is such a special gift to people. We hope you know that, regardless of the outcome, we are enormously grateful. You have given us back a sense of joy about becoming a family, along with confidence, peace of mind and hope.

With sincerest thanks.


I needed to take a moment and thank you. It’s hard for me to put into words what this experience has been for me. I wanted a baby but I got more than a baby, more than two babies, more than I could have ever dreamed. I will never forget that night you called! It was the start of something very special and very life altering! I knew that night on the phone that you touched me deeper than anyone had in a long time. I felt peace and comfort. I didn’t feel afraid anymore. I couldn’t explain it I just knew that this was it our journey had begun. I remember being so nervous to meet our Surrogate Angel. You see I’m a very introverted person. I keep to my family and my closest friends. It’s my comfort zone. But this just felt right.

I knew I had to get through the awkward beginning and that things would get more comfortable. I trusted my gut and kept going. I remember driving to meet her that night. Feeling like I was going to be ill. My husband kept saying its ok take a deep breath. My best friend called to say that our surrogate would be as nervous as I was it was ok. I seriously felt sick. Then I saw her we hugged and it all went away. Every nerve in my body calmed. I felt like I had known her my whole life. I can’t describe that night to you but it was another life altering event for me. I had hope!!

My relationship with our Surrogate Angel has grown much deeper than surrogacy. She is like a sister to me. Honestly this journey is filled with lots of personal emotional moments. Moments you thought you’d only share with your husband. Moments that forever change your life. And my moments just wouldn’t be the same without her. I couldn’t have climbed this mountain alone and there is no one else I would have wanted to climb it with.

I actually now wake up every day thankful for my losses, grateful for my journey. Because it is those losses and this journey that have brought me my amazing children and an extension of my family I can’t imagine life without. So thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You gave me these gifts!! And for that I am eternally grateful!!

Lots of love and gratitude,
Intended Mother