Words From the Heart
Letters From Recipients
Surrogacy is an act of love and service. We are grateful every day for the miracles we witness. Please read these letters from Recipients to their Surrogates which are truly from the heart.
My work has allowed me the honor of meeting many wonderful people through the years. I have always called surrogates "Angels" because I can see the kindness in their hearts. But every once in a while one of these women surpasses even that status, and you are such a person. The graciousness, selflessness and humor you have shown throughout this difficult process have been amazing.
You have not only blessed a wonderful couple, you have changed their lives and taught all of us a great lesson in love and courage along the way. I admire you and thank you for letting me witness this miracle. I hope the blessings come back to you in many ways. You are an extraordinary woman.
Love and thanks
Thank you for your kind words. I want to start out by telling you THANK YOU with all my heart. You and your staff have given me the chance to do something so amazing. You have found me the most wonderful, kindest and perfect couple to do this for. Going into this a lot of people asked questions like "How can you do this?" How do you just give up a baby?" How will you feel afterwards?". I knew the answer to two of the questions but one I wasn't for sure and yes it was always in the back of my mind. How would I feel after? To see their faces when they got to hold their baby boy for the first time, to see the miracle I helped them make, will be a gift I will hold in my heart forever. I went thought my own tummy problems, had broken ribs was in a lot of pain at times. BUT, it was all worth it. I only had about 6 months of pain. My couple went through years of trying to have a baby and it not working and with that comes pain. So my pain was really nothing compared to theirs. So now I know the answer to that question, I feel GREAT. I have found a new family, they may not be blood but they will be just as close and without you and your staff this all would have never happened. You all are truly the "Angels".
I hope to stay in touch. You are women I look up to and admire, working everyday to help new and wonderful people come together and develop bonds for life.
Lots of love and thanks
Thank you! I'm very excited to be full term and really looking forward to the big day where I'll finally get to see my intended mom hold her son for the first time. It really hasn't been difficult in my eyes, every pregnancy has its challenges but the nausea was really easily managed with the medication and I was able to work my full shifts including the many schedule changes up until 36 weeks hardly missing any work (less the bed rest in the beginning for the spotting). So I'm very proud of that! It has been such a wonderful journey so far and I really hope to be able to do this again someday in the future, after I've had at least one more of my own children. My husband and I have gotten very excited about having our next baby after going through this experience.. but he's going to have to wait a while.. gotta get back in shape first.
I have had such a positive experience with my intended mom and everyone at the agency. Everyone has been so caring and supportive, even the company I work for. They threw me a surprise party before I went on leave! I hope you enjoy your vacation, you earn it every day with the work you do. Thank you so much for taking a chance on me as a surrogate despite my age it's an experience I will cherish for the rest of my life. xox
First, I must thank you for the gift of the Giraffe pillow with our son still so little as a newborn, the only game he knows is Giraffe time-which comprises of Giraffe hugs followed by Giraffe kisses! The second gift I must thank you for is the One thousand dollar refund-which I know comes straight from your heart you truly are such a loving person knowing you has opened my own heart.
I paid bills for this month today and your refund gift made the difference in my ability to "finish" my time off work through the end of this month. Which brings me to the gift for which I cannot thank you enough I cannot thank you enough for the gift of my son. I am so thankful for you and for the "work" that you do in recruiting surrogates it is hard work, no doubt, but fueled by love.
Thank you for being there, for offering us hope during the entire process you and your staff are truly amazing for you do this work with genuine love and compassion. I wish for you and your agency continued success so that you can continue to help other couples the way that you have helped us
With love and gratitude
I am overwhelmed by your generosity and kind words. I cannot express what these two experiences have given me in terms of a sense of contribution and joy. You and the women you work with are the angels. The attention and goodness your staff gave to me was familial. Everyone was flawless. Thank you for the amount of research you have put into this enterprise that I can't even call a business. For your work transcends any label for it is vast and multidimensional and beyond words.
I want to thank you for being so nice and making me feel so comfortable. You are so caring and understanding and I just wanted to let you know that I do appreciate it very much. Knowing that you have personally experienced similar obstacles trying to build your family made me trust and appreciate you even more. I also want to thank you for helping me with the cost. As you know, the cost of this kind of IVF treatment is very expensive especially after so many times, so God bless you for helping me save on expenses. Your staff is so caring and I want to give a special thank you to Molly for recommending my donor who was a perfect match for me. Thank you so much and God Bless you all.
Thank you to your office for the kind letter. You know you are the second donor program we have worked with and I am not saying this because it didn't work last time it has just been a different experience. Your company has been a class act.
You are so appreciated. I want to thank you for being there for me when I was going crazy! You not only gave me strength to go on every day, but you also made me as comfortable as possible under the circumstances. I greatly appreciate you and your wonderful staff. Most of all, all of your chats of encouragement and strength.
It has been wonderful meeting you. What a beautiful person you are your soul is so bright and helpful. Only you could understand our hopes, dreams, and frustrations of trying to have to have a baby. I thank you for renewing my hope and positive outlook. You are the first person that has been hopeful as I have been down. I won't give up my dream.
We really must commend Shelley and your whole organization. Everyone we talk to HRC, the genetics counselor, Amy Vance, Ellen Glazer, all have such wonderful complements about your company and the level of care an professionalism that is consistent with working with you. We are really excited and feel very fortunate to have found Mayra.
I would like to start this letter out by telling you what an amazing company you have created. You truly have hired the best staff and have formed an amazing procedure in taking care of your clients. As I will mention in this letter, I have worked closely with Wendie and Tina, but I must say, a few others have made a great impression on me. Molly Summer is excellent, warm, and caring and definitely adds to the reputation of your company. I am writing this letter to let you know about Tina and Wendie. Tina has always been so delightful to speak to she has this compassionate essence about her that makes you feel like you've known her for ages. She is excellent at what she does and I have to tell you how much I appreciate her kindness. Wendie on the other hand is a hoot! She is always making me laugh and she keeps on top of everything going on with my cycle. During a retrieval with her, it seems to always be stress free. And she always sends me a sweet surprise token of everyone's appreciation. These two girls are a huge reason why I have and will continue to donate to your agency. They definitely know how to make you feel special. I would like to thank you Shelley, for accepting me into your program and letting me experience the true meaning of giving.
I really don't see what can be more important than family. I suffered a terrible loss since my daughter of six years died. Every day, I wake up without a child in my life, my heart breaks. So, how do I begin to thank you for the incredible gift you have given my family and I? The gift of your donation is a boundless expression of love on the grandest scale; it is the true meaning of humanity. Thank you for this gracious gift. You are already a part of me.
I am so grateful for your help. I know God is looking out for me because He put me in your path. Since I was little, I have longed to be a mom more than anything. I waited long and prayed for a good husband. I have been blessed to find a wonderful man who desires a family as much as me. It is such a great feeling to know I am on the road to making my dreams come true.
I don't know if you got a call or not. I took my pregnancy test yesterday and it's positive! I am pregnant! I don't think I've stopped smiling since they called me with the news. We are so happy and excited! Everything has fallen into place the way it needed to. It's going to be wonderful. And I'm going to be a mom in the spring! Our donor is our lucky charm! I can't even describe how thankful we are!
Thank you, thank you. You're a wonderful and caring and strong woman. I know it must be hard to have to encounter people at their most vulnerable state, and it's clear to me that you have enormous sympathy and compassion. That you are doing for me at one remove what you have done in such an extraordinary way for other women. This is such a strange and moving process and I feel lucky that you were there to help me in this path. Hooray!!! I send you a big hug with my thanks.
Hello! I wanted to send you two an email to let you know that we are pregnant!!!!!!!!!! We are so excited. It's been such a long challenging journey. The last two weeks before we received the good news were the hardest. Anyway, it's still early, but the test results have reported a very strong pregnancy. I heard so many good things about our donor. I want to thank you for connecting us with her. I really feel like she was meant to be our donor she has Southern roots, just like me. Again thank you, thank you for helping us find her. We can't wait to be parents.
We truly thank you for this blessing one last try for a baby! We would not be able to do this without your compassion, warmth, and kindness. Our path has led us to you and we hope to hold a baby in our arms next year.
God bless you.
As of September 19, I am 12 weeks pregnant! I have officially made it through my first trimester. On Tuesday, I had an ultrasound. The baby looks healthy and it's developing right on schedule. We saw it move it's little arms and legs and we heard it's heartbeat. It was an amazing day. We are so happy, excited, and relieved that everything is moving forward to positively. We wanted to thank you again for everything you have done to help us. We really appreciate your kindness and support. Your staff is wonderful. Terren is so sweet and Tina was very helpful. Everyone has been so encouraging. We feel so blessed to have found our donor. We could not have asked for anyone more lovely to have touched our lives this way. You have helped see our dream as parents to come true. I'm not sure how to thank you for something like that.
Thank you so much for all your kind and beautiful words. It sure has been a journey and thank you for matching me with my recipient couple they have been so great. I also can't wait to see their excitement when the baby comes. I can't believe the day is so near it feels like just yesterday we were starting this whole process. Thank you also for all your support throughout this whole journey. You are so loving and treat all your surrogates as people not just a number. It has been great to know you are there for anything or even just as an ear to listen to me.
I just wanted to thank you again for everything Shelley. You have made this experience so pleasant and have calmed my nerves ;-). You're an extraordinary person with a big heart. Thank you for joining me at my appointment. It means a lot to me to have you there. I also want to thank you for the precious gift you gave me. It's so beautiful and the words are touching. I couldn't agree more! I can't wait until we can say "Were Pregnant" to my recipient couple. They truly are great people and deserve to have a child to spoil with love and affection. I am glad you recommended them to me. They will be wonderful parents. I can't thank you enough for everything. Your staff is great also. Speak to you soon :-)
It's so good to hear from you! We're all over the moon about the baby's arrival into the world. He is absolutely perfect and I feel so blessed to have been able to experience this amazing journey. The delivery was very easy. My own daughter was easy but going into labor on my own without pitocin was such a better experience. I was only in labor for 12 hours and we pushed for only 15 minutes! He is 8 lbs even and 21 1/4 inches long with a full head of hair. I'm sure his Mom will send some pictures your way after she has had a chance to get some sleep :-) Thank you and everyone at the agency for all of your support. Also, thank you for the beautiful flowers and necklace!
Many congratulations to you for such a perfect little miracle. I will write more to you and hope to see you when I return. I am so proud and so grateful to have gotten to know you. You and your recipient mother could not have been a better match. You have inspired me with your ease, honor, and humor. I thank you so much for choosing my program and representing us so well.