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Callie Megel

Surrogate Story: June

Month and Year surrogate baby/babies was born

March 14, 2018

I was originally inspired to look into surrogacy because...

"I wanted to give a gift so big to someone so deserving."

Favorite or most memorable moment during this whole process... 

“When the IPs cried when their children were born. This was the best and greatest feeling that my only reaction was to cry to with complete happiness.”

Most unexpected during the process was...  

“To create a huge caring bond with my family as well as the IP family as well. My family was more support for me and the IPs as well and that was so unexpected.”

The matching process was...

"Easy! Was exciting, and nerve racking all at the same time."

The pregnancy was...

"Great at first, but I had went into preterm labor and that was shocking and I had to go on modified bed rest and that was hard with my two little ones."

How did you talk to other people about the process, like your friends and family? Even strangers?

"Sometimes we wouldn’t even say anything when strangers ask. We would just say how far along I was and move on. Other times we would talk with strangers about it and it was great. My family and friends all found out and had lots of questions. We just answered all of them honestly."

I talked to my kids before, during and after about surrogacy...

"I talked to them before the surrogacy and made sure that they were on board and ok with the whole process. They understood completely. They have a great relationship with the babies and the parents."

Delivery and post-pregnancy was...

"Awesome! Everything went great! Labor went smooth. I was able to see the babies and hold them as much as I wanted. I never felt like I gave them up at all."

Feelings when you saw the IP(s) hold their baby/babies for the first time...

"Was amazing! Happy tears came! Even when I see them now I still very happy for them. All the struggles we had and tears I had through the journey see them with their babies made it worth it."

One thing I wish I would have had in my hospital bag was...

"Lip gloss! Makeup! Because you still take lots of pic."

Things my kid(s) and/or parter said when meeting the baby...

"They are so cute! Very happy and in love."

My relationship and contact with the Intended Parents now is...

"Great. I receive pictures of the babies all the time. We meet up once a week for milk drop off and always end up taking too much."

The benefits of working with an agency are...

"They are so helpful and will answer their phone anytime of day. They always got back to me ASAP and were very helpful. They always had very strong words of encouragement too.”

Words of wisdom to share with other/newer gestational carriers...

"Take your time to enjoy it! Always remember…you are doing a great thing, and life will be so much better when those babies are here for your family and theirs."

If I did this again it would be because...

"To help out more families to have children!"

Anything else you want to add about your experience?

"I couldn’t of done it without Colorado Surrogacy!"


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