Let's Have a Baby....NOW!

Surrogacy agencies, such a Shared Conception, exist for many reasons. One personal reason, for our existence, is that our founder experienced a level of infertility that motivated her to help enhance the families of others. Another reason we exist is to literally fulfill the familial wishes of people who are unable to get pregnant. An intended parent narrates how fast and efficient surrogacy agencies and experts can be.

"I did not give birth to my son. He is the product of my egg and my husband’s sperm. After half a decade of trying to become pregnant, sometimes succeeding but always failing to carry a baby successfully to term, I came to the conclusion that if we wanted to have a child who was genetically related to us, we would have to find a woman with a more reliable uterus to gestate and deliver our baby. That was in April 2007. I was 39 years old. Exhausted by years of infertility, wrung emotionally dry by miscarriage, my husband and I decided we would give gestational surrogacy — hiring a woman to bear our child — one try. It was a desperate measure, to be sure, and one complicated by questions from all the big sectors: financial, religious, social, moral, legal, political.

On May 11, 2007, my husband and I reached out to a gestational surrogacy expert. In July, a doctor coaxed eight egg cells — oocytes — from my ovaries and fertilized them with my husband’s sperm.

By the beginning of August, a substitute schoolteacher from Harleysville, Pa., named Cathy was pregnant with our child. On May 11, 2008, I was holding my 3-week-old son in my arms. It was Mother’s Day."

Here at Shared Conception, these amazing and fast-paced life-changing events sure make us proud.  We are here to help build your family. Give us a call.


The surrogate, Cathy, undergoing a nonstress test, described herself as the “foster mother” for the baby up to its birth.



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