How we ended up where we are is nothing short of amazing. Our surrogacy experience is a journey that changed our lives in ways that we could have never dreamed. We started as complete strangers, matched through an agency and finished our journey as best friends.
Our experience was long distance with Amanda living in Southern California and Kelly living in the suburbs of Chicago but that did not stand in our way. From the first phone call to the first face-to-face meeting, our families connected. Our first face-to-face meeting came the night before our transfer. We were both so nervous but the minute we hugged, we knew it was our destiny to embark on this journey together. The next few weeks were filled with excitement and worry and we just had to survive that infamous two week wait.
For Kelly this was a very nervous time. She had been down this road for the last seven years with no success. She knew the joy of being a mother and knew her heart had room for more. After years of failure she knew it was time to take the next step, and it was time for hope.
Amanda was also nervous. Taking injections, following the protocol she received from her doctor, and taking special care of herself while taking care of her own family. There was pressure for the transfer to take and an added concern to not crush Kelly’s dreams! After “cheating” and getting a positive pregnancy test, the two week wait was over. We were pregnant!!
As our pregnancy journey continued, we were thrilled to find out we were expecting twins and even more excited when we found out it was a boy and a girl. Kelly and her husband had always dreamed of having twins. After so much disappointment over so many years, their dreams were actually coming true.
The pregnancy really brought us closer and closer as it progressed. We shared all the aspects of the pregnancy, from cravings and baby kicks to nursery colors and baby gear. We had a wonderful pregnancy and at the end, delivered healthy twins! The minute those babies were born, both of us were forever changed. We were so excited about the future!
Even before the pregnancy had ended, we were dreaming of how we could be a part of giving this joy to others. In that dream, Two Hearts Surrogacy was born! We are so very honored and thrilled to be able to use our personal connection, amazing journey and experience and share it with others!