A strong message resonated with Jennifer Armstrong, mother of three, after attending a church service. The message: Giving a gift that lasts a lifetime. She decided, that day, it was something she intended to do. But what type of gift could she give?
For about a week after the church service I kept seeing the word “surrogacy” everywhere. It would flash across the T.V; I’d see it as I glanced through magazines and browsed online. The signs could not be ignored and I knew becoming a surrogate would be my gift. The next step was telling my husband and family and make sure I had their unconditional support. They were excited and ready to be by my side during this incredible journey.
I have three wonderful children ages; 16, 9 and 3. My husband and I have been together for 16 years. Being a parent is my life so becoming a surrogate felt right and rewarding. I am doing something my body has been blessed with the ability to do, to help another family. It is a gift I can give to change their lives forever. I just recently delivered healthy twin boys for a couple who had waited a long time to become a family.
It is so important to have strong support system during surrogacy. I have had great support through my family at home and everyone at Expect Miracles Surrogacy. They are more than just “an agency” because they themselves are surrogates and intended parents. They were able to share real life experiences, offer advice and comfort. It was an awesome feeling to know I had a whole team supporting me.