Updated: Oct 4
Journey Update 9/27/23: Baby's heartbeat has been confirmed!! Everyone is counting down the weeks until the end of the first trimester, and Lindsey is looking forward to transitioning to the care of her OB next month! Intended dads were able to join the heartbeat ultrasound by video - this is their third baby via surrogacy but the first time they were able to be present for the ultrasound in that way - it was a magical experience for them, to say the least! We are wishing everyone a smooth, healthy pregnancy ahead!
Lindsey is a first-time surrogate who is currently matched with intended dads from Florida. Lindsey is truly kind, big-hearted, and so excited for the journey ahead!
Where are you on your surrogacy journey?
We are scheduled for embryo transfer on August 25th!!
Join us in wishing Lindsey and her IPs "Sticky Wishes!!"
Updates coming soon!!
39 years old
Single mom, by choice!
2 kids: Lyla and Lincoln
Fur mom to 3 dogs
What brought you to begin a surrogacy journey?
I had a close friend who was a surrogate, so it was always in the back of my mind. After having my son I was at a consignment sale and they had a booth at the door about surrogacy and I stopped to tell them that I thought I was too old and they assured me that was probably not the case and so I started looking into it. I decided to have both of my kids on my own with a donor, so I know what it's like to want a family so bad it hurts. If I am able to help someone else have the family that they have dreamed about for who knows how long, I want to help.
Tell us about you and your family!
I am a single mom by choice with 2 littles. My daughter, Lyla, is 5 and my son, Lincoln, is 16 months. We also have 3 dogs, so I am completely outnumbered, but I wouldn't have it any other way. We are very close with my family, so Grandma, Grandpa and Auntie are around as much as possible. They all live up north near Bemidji, so we are there as much as possible in the summer and my parents have a winter place in Florida, so any breaks in school we usually spend down there in the winter.
What was it about Collective Surrogacy that helped you choose us to guide your journey?
What I love about Collective Surrogacy is how they made me feel from Day 1. They are personable, informative, supportive, and they don't treat me like a number. They are genuine in their goal to help others have families and we share that sentiment. Their communication throughout this process has been great and they are always quick to answer my 1 million questions.
What have you been most excited or nervous about so far in the process?
I was excited and nervous to meet the intended parents. I wanted to "click" with them so that this whole process would be enjoyable. We started the call and we started talking about our kids, who are about the same age, and we had so many similar stories and it was so easy to talk to them, like we had known each other for years and we were just catching up. With the kids being about the same age, we are going through some of the same milestones (and struggles) and it was nice to be able to talk to someone in the same situations. Now that we have met, I am most excited for the transfer. We now have a date, I have a countdown in my phone, and I am eagerly waiting for the date to arrive. With the date set, I am nervous about the monitoring appointments in the next couple weeks and just hope and pray that everything is how it should be.
How did you know your intended parents were the right match for you?
I think I knew after the first minute. The conversation flowed like friends that hadn't seen each other in a while and we were just catching up. We were joking around, telling stories, but were also able to talk about the important things with ease.
How was your medical clearance visit?
This visit went very smooth. It was like a normal OB appointment for me. Doing IUI 20 or so rounds, this was a cake walk. The staff at SDFC were very friendly and informative. Dr. D came in to talk to me about why I needed to do a mock cycle and he explained everything and answered all my questions. It was a quick visit.
What are you most looking forward to in the journey?
What I am most looking forward to on this journey is the look on the parent's face when they get to hold their new baby for the first time. I also like eating whatever I want and not having to worry about gaining weight because I'm going to anyway!