Canadian Intended Parent Searching for a Gestational Surrogate
Location: Keswick, Ontario
Clinic: Markham Fertility
Embryo Status: 3 Frozen PGS Embryos
Occupation: Operating Room Registered Nurse
To my future surrogate,
I want to extend my heartfelt thanks for taking the time to read my profile and more importantly for what you are doing to help me. It is my hope that we will not be labelled as intend parent and surrogate, but as friends. Through your selfless act of kindness we will be creating a bond that will last a lifetime. I will be with you every step of the way sharing the experience together as a family, and I would very much like for my child to know you, to learn what a kind, compassionate and remarkable woman you are. I appreciate you have your own family and commitments and will be respectful of your personal needs. I am extremely grateful and am very excited to start this life changing journey with you!
My name is Rachel and I am a single woman. I have established my career and have financial security. I live in a house an hour outside of the city that has a family community focus with access to many outdoor activities and schools are within walking distance. When I was younger I focused all my time and energy on my education and career and would not have had time for children. I had always thought I would be married with a family, unfortunately life doesn't aways go as planned, and although I have not ruled out marriage, I don't want to wait any longer to start a family.
I am an only child who was raised in a loving and supportive home. My mom and I are very close as she had me when she was nineteen. My dad unfortunately passed away fifteen years ago. My family life was, and is surrounded by love and laughter. We are very affectionate always giving hugs in greeting and communicate very openly. As a family we enjoy quiet evenings in enjoying a good book, music or movies, as well as get togethers with family and friends. I have a few very close friends that are more like sisters, we share our challenges and accomplishments, rearranging our schedules to celebrate milestones and lift each others spirit in times of need. Education was supported and encouraged and I was fortunate to completed both an undergrad and masters in nursing, and receive my designation as an RNFA, registered nurse first assist.
I have been trying to have a family for well over a decade. I had two miscarriages 10 and 12 years ago. November 2021 I had an embryo transfer. Unfortunately there were many unexpected complications: at five weeks I had a subchorionic hemorrhage, at 17 weeks I was transferred to the high risk OB and it was then that they discovered my cervix was short, I was scheduled for a cervical cerclage. The following week (week 18), a repeat ultrasound revealed further shortening, a second surgery was scheduled, and at 19 weeks 5 days, my water broke and I delivered my son two days later (March 20). Unfortunately, four days after being discharged I was rushed back to L&D in septic shock and experienced many life threatening complications. I spent 8 days in the ICU and an additional week on the ward. As a result of the second trimester loss, two cervical cerclage, uterine infection, and two D&C’s, I now have a severe case of uterine scarring and have been told pregnancy will never be possible.
I love animals, I currently have a 8 year old miniature poodle who loves adults and children, not so much other animals, mainly because they can't rub her or give her treats.
I love swimming, live theatre, hiking, and yoga. I enjoy traveling, seeing the sights and sounds of a new city/country. I am adventurous but not a risk taker.
I will support my surrogate by providing reimbursement for all pregnancy costs or expenses. Emotional support will be provided throughout the pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum period.
I am open to as little or as much contact you would like to have, whether that be video calls, emails or text messages etc. I would very much like to attend important doctors appointments, i.e., embryo transfer, viability ultrasounds, anatomy scans and of course the delivery. Thank you again for taking the time to read my profile and I look forward to welcoming you to my family.