Surrogate Spotlight – Jessica
Hi! My name is Jessica and I am so excited to be on this journey for the first time. I just recently turned 30 years old and I was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I currently live about 20 minutes north of that area in Gaffney, South Carolina. I have been with my husband, Eric for 15 years, married for 9 years this August! We have two beautiful children. Our daughter, Shelby just turned 7 and our son, Evan is one and a half! We love spending time together as a family. Whether it be at home, outside, at the park, or traveling. We enjoy making those precious memories!
After working in Corporate America for 10 years I decided to stay at home when my son was born. It has been such a blessing to be able to be with my son and daughter while they are young! I love to do a little bit of crafting. That passion really developed as a way to have some “me” time when I became a stay-at-home mom.
After seeing so many people affected by infertility, it was an easy decision to decide to become a surrogate! I always want to help people and do what I can for them and after having such “easy” pregnancies and deliveries and thoroughly enjoying being pregnant, I couldn’t think of a better way to give to someone. My family is so supportive of my decision. My husband was on board from the beginning and my daughter seemed to really understand and was excited to help someone have a baby.
I think what I am most looking forward to in this incredible journey is seeing the faces of the IPs when they meet their baby. I know how I felt in that moment when I had my children and to be able to witness that feeling in someone else and to know you helped them to have that moment…. so, so incredible and humbling!
I know how nervous I get when I have to have someone watch my children. It’s just scary anytime your child is not with you. So I can’t imagine the stress and nerves that you go through trying to find the person to grow your child for 9 months before they are in your arms. I know how important and precious this journey is for you and I want to be a piece of the puzzle that you feel confident and comfortable with. I’m ready and excited to begin this journey and I can’t wait to meet you!