Karen Erikson is a mom and a former surrogate, who lives in the Inland Empire (Temecula/Murrieta area) and would like others to know what it’s like to become a surrogate.
In early 2020 I began my second journey as a gestational surrogate with Extraordinary Conceptions. I am now halfway through my journey, and expecting a baby boy in July of this year. Surrogacy is an amazing journey, giving the gift of family to parents who can’t achieve that dream on their own, and as a repeat surrogate there are also additional benefits for you.
Repeat surrogates often receive higher compensation than first time surrogates. Even if you were a surrogate or egg donor with another agency, you should reach out to Extraordinary Conceptions and compare the benefits you could receive as an experienced surrogate or donor.
Every agency offers different benefits, but one of my favorites offered by Extraordinary Conceptions is the Surrogate Store. The Surrogate Store gives you points throughout your journey that you can use at the end of your journey for gift cards, gifts, or even cash! The admissions team at Extraordinary Conceptions can help you understand more about the Surrogate Store and how to earn points. The Surrogate Store is open to all surrogates with Extraordinary Conceptions, not just returning surrogates, but it is one of my favorite things about their agency!
Another advantage to being a repeat surrogate that lives in the state of California is estate planning. Often times we don’t think to the future, and what will happen to our families if something were to happen to us. Again, this is not offered by all agencies, but it is an added benefit to being a repeat surrogate and choosing Extraordinary Conceptions as your agency.
Out of all the benefits of being a repeat surrogate, I think the biggest one is the sense of accomplishment you feel knowing that you have helped multiple families achieve their dreams of having a baby. The joy never goes away.
If you’ve been a surrogate before, even if it was with another agency, I want to hear about your experience! Reach out to me on Instagram (@surro_adventures) so we can chat.
Extraordinary Conceptions is a local surrogacy agency in So. Cal that can help guide you along the way. Education and information is empowering, and they strive to provide that to all of their clients, especially with extra support for their surrogate mothers. Extraordinary Conceptions can help you decide if surrogacy is right for you and your family. Here are some things you should know when deciding on becoming a surrogate!