Hey y’all! My name is Amanda Swaney. My husband and I are originally from Athens, Georgia but we currently live in Newport News, Virginia because my husband is in the Air Force. We have a son named Aiden and he is just the spunkiest little dude that you could ever meet. We love going outside any chance we can unless its winter because let’s be honest who likes the cold? Not me! There’s also the girly side of me that loves watching makeup tutorials and trying to do them exactly like them although, that’s not always the case. I love love love makeup and fashion. It’s one of my biggest obsessions next to eating. I guess that’s why I’m not a super model. Well, that and the fact that I’m 4’10.
How did you become interested in surrogacy?
I’ve always wanted to change someone’s life in one way or another. Not just by buying someone a meal or lending a hand but really change their life. I always thought about adopting a baby and giving this helpless child a family and a future. Although, I may still do that, but after giving birth to my own child and hearing his first cry, I just couldn’t imagine someone not hearing that if they wanted to. That cry will heal even the most broken hearted people. So, when a friend of mine shared this company on Facebook, it really intrigued me. If I could just help one family to hear that cry then I know that I done far more than I could ever imagine.
What are you most excited about during this journey?
I’m most excited about seeing a family become whole. Even though, I know being parents isn’t for everyone, I wish it was because to me this journey is by far the most amazing journey I’ve ever been on and I can’t wait to help someone begin it.
What do you hope to experience?
I hope to experience a friendship like no other. One that is bound with love and understanding. Although, I know not all IPs stay in the lives of a surrogate, I just hope that I get that. I hope I get pictures and invites to birthdays even if I can’t make it every time. Even if I don’t, I fully understand because ultimately I just want to make a family whole.
How would you like your IPs to be involved throughout your pregnancy?
I really would like my IPs to text me any time they want. Even if its 3 in the morning, if they want a video of the baby moving or to know how many times the baby moved that day, I wouldn’t mind because I know how involved I was being pregnant with my child. If they want to fly out to see me any time they want, I totally wouldn’t mind. I’m here to make their journey the easiest it can be.
If you could tell your future IPs anything… what would you like to say?
If I could say anything, I would just reassure you that I’m here whenever you need. I know this has got to be the hardest thing in the world to choose the woman who is carrying the absolute love of your life but, I’m here to reassure you that you are way more than taken care of. I will treat this pregnancy more careful than my own although, I was calling the doctors for everything with my own just to be on the safe side even if they got annoyed, I honestly did not even care because I was taking care of another life in me and that is far more greater than someone being annoyed by me being extremely careful. I hope I get the chance to fulfill your dreams of finishing or starting your family because I can’t wait!