Kate

My Story

Hello! Thank you for considering me!

I’m Kate and I have wanted to be a mother for as long as I can remember. I embarked on my journey to single motherhood nearly 6 years ago, and after countless fertility treatments including IUI, IVF, donor eggs, (I lost count after 20) and several miscarriages, I made the decision to move on to surrogacy to build my family. I was diagnosed with endometriosis as well as immune system issues which have both damaged my egg quality (hence the donor!) and also impacted implantation.

My Interests

I really enjoy an active lifestyle! During the early days of quarantine, I decided I wanted to learn how to play tennis and it has quickly become a passion of mine. You can find me playing several times a week. I also really enjoy pilates & yoga, hiking with friends, and walks around my city. Keeping my body and mind balanced is really important to me. After years of talking about it, my mom and I finally started a garden and it’s also become a passion! I come from a large, and very close extended family who are all very excited to welcome a new baby with open arms. I have two sisters and a brother, brother and sisters in law, three nieces, two nephews, and a new niece on the way this winter. We all live close by one another and see each other typically weekly. My extended family includes 20 aunts and uncles and over 30 cousins. I have been blessed with lifelong friends who are as close to me as my family. Most of my friends live within 20 minutes of me and we spend a lot of time together. Since college, I have chosen to live in a city, but with access to suburbs close by. Feels like the best of both worlds! I love the diversity of experiences and people that a city bring – I love to walk and explore the city and typically try and go on a walk every day. Even if it’s just for a quick coffee, I make it a habit to get out everyday!

Extra Information

 
  • Names: Kate
  • Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • Number of embryos: 11
  • Agency: Brownstone Surrogacy
  • Fertility Clinic: RMA NYC
  • Surrogate Compensation: High 35,000-$45,000 range
  • Requirements: May still require COVID Vaccination

The Biggest Ask Says

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine provides the following recommendations for evaluation of gestational carriers (i.e., many fertility clinics will require the following for their gestational carriers) :

  • Carried at least 1 child without complications
  • Fewer than 3 deliveries via c-section 
  • Body mass index in between 19 and 32
  • No smoking, abusing drugs, alcohol or prescription medications
  • Not receiving welfare, public housing or cash assistance from the government
  • Has a stable home life with emotional and child care support
  • No mental health conditions requiring the use of medications within the last 6 months (including depression)
  • No criminal record
Watch the following video to review the Medical and Psychological Clearance procedures that surrogates must complete.
 

No one likes to talk about surrogate compensation, but it is an important factor in any surrogacy agreement. The following is how we classify high, medium and low compensation (excluding the value of any benefits). Many factors affect surrogate compensation including surrogate experience (e.g., has the woman been a surrogate before?), whether the surrogate is signed up with an agency and surrogate preferences.

  • Low = surrogate compensation less than $20,000
  • Medium = surrogate compensation between $20,000 and $40,000
  • High = surrogate compensation greater than $40,000

You can learn more about how much surrogates get paid in our surrogacy guide’s module: “How much does surrogacy cost?”.

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