Social Media Shy IP’s
Hi all, we are starting our surrogacy journey after several miscarriages and no known reason why (tested embryos, clear uterus, no endo or PCOS and 2 different clinics/several cycles of IVF with different protocols and batches of embryos). Both my husband and I are social media shy. Neither of us are on Facebook and I have an instagram that I use mainly to post pictures of my dog and to follow other infertility and surrogacy accounts. We are signed with an agency who I like and trust, but my fear/question is that because we are social media shy, I don’t run an infertility account with thousands of followers, etc., that our wait for a match will be much longer. it seems easier for people who have large followings to get matched since they can connect with surrogates themselves or if not, they may have a follower who knows someone who is a good match for them. We are not private with our infertility, our friends and family know, but that’s different than running a public facing account. Should we get over or shyness to find a good match or is it okay to sit back and wait for our agency to work it’s magic? Is it just a fact of life that people with wider, more public networks and reaches will match faster than those of us who are just aren’t into social media in that way? I’m more worried in the wake of new laws that might make surrogacy even harder with our choices and those of our surrogate being limited depending on what state she happens to live in. Anyone else feel overwhelmed and like we may never match if we aren’t constantly running an ad for ourselves all over the internet?