Although we are all living in uncertain times, one thing that will never change is how much we love our surrogates. We are thrilled to share another installment of our series “Makana O Ke Ola.” Meet Surrogate Chantel!
Chantel has been a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Nurse Coordinator for nine years. Throughout those years, she witnessed the struggles of infertility first hand. As a mother of two, Chantel felt blessed with her own kids. “My children were such huge blessings. I had to think to myself if I had it in me to carry and help another couple achieve their dreams of becoming parents. I am ecstatic that I decided to pursue surrogacy and I wouldn’t have traded this experience for anything in the world.”
Chantel liked the way that Hawaii Surrogacy Center screens its surrogates and has a highly personalized matching process. “It is very important to make sure that surrogates are in this for the correct reason, and that the Intended Parents and Surrogates complement one another and have a trusting connection.” She also appreciated the strong communication that she had with our coordinators.
We asked Chantel what was the most rewarding part about being a surrogate. She gave an amazing and humble answer. “I do not like to take credit. All the credit is due to the parents. The strength that they have to entrust their baby to essentially a stranger – it takes so much courage and selflessness.”
She also mentioned how this third pregnancy was also the hardest for her in terms of physical discomfort. However, as challenging as it was, it was also such an amazing experience and gift. Chantel wishes for other women to find it in their hearts to help as a surrogate. “Once he was born, and he was given to his parents, their smiles and how their eyes lit up… there was so much love. It brought me to tears and honestly that was the most fulfilling and happy feeling I have felt since the birth of my children. To see them become parents for the first time was all I needed and it made everything worth it.”
As an agency, we love getting to support amazing women like Chantel. If you or someone you know is thinking of becoming a surrogate, please visit https://www.hawaiisurrogacy.com/surrogates/ for more information.