Sara and Chris

Our Story

When I was 32 years old, doctors told me I could not have children. The agony of hearing those words was crushing. The likelihood of not having children completely changed my imagined life of being both a wife and mother. I felt ashamed, even though I know I shouldn’t feel that way. 

And so began my 10-year-long-heart-wrenching IVF journey, during which I underwent 6 cycles of IVF and multiple biopsies and surgeries, suffering grief-stricken miscarriages along the way. 

After weathering the storms of our infertility journey, my husband and I were miraculously blessed with a son, who is now 4 years old. After all that effort, we experienced serious complications from his delivery, and I can no longer carry a child to term. But like many women exhausted by years of infertility and disappointment, I know that I am blessed that surrogacy is the light at the end of a very long and lonely tunnel. 

My husband and I are bursting with hope and love at the opportunity of expanding our family and providing our son with a sibling through the generosity of an angelic gestational carrier.

Finally, thank you to all the amazing mothers giving women like my husband and I the invaluable gift of parenthood!

Our Interests

As a family, we love to travel, read, watch House Hunters International on TV, cook, spend time outside, hunt for the best pizza around town, and give a world of opportunities to our son. We’d like to give the same to hopefully a second child. 

Extra Information

  • Names: Sara & Chris
  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Number of embryos: 2 PGS Tested
  • Agency: Family Makers
  • Surrogate Compensation: High (between $35,000 and $45,000)
  • Requirements:
    • fewer than 5 deliveries
    • 43 years old or younger

We have two remaining healthy, PGS tested embryos at our fertility clinic, Shady Grove Fertility, in Atlanta, GA. We have signed with an agency, which can confirm eligibility and provide support to anyone willing to help us. We plan to transfer one embryo at a time, and vaccinations are required. We are open to matching anywhere in the continental U.S.!

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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