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Surrogacy

One of the most pivotal moments of my life was deciding to become a surrogate. It taught me about giving back in the most loving way – through creating life for someone else. It is gift that you can’t put a price on. I have given birth to three beautiful baby boys that will always be a part of me, even though I’m not raising them.

The blogs I’ve written about surrogacy are personal and raw and chalked full of things that may surprise you. Enjoy!

Ever thought about being a surrogate?

It is the most amazing, life-changing experience and I've done it 3 times! Come chat with me about surrogacy and if you qualify.

My Infertility Story

By Jessica Nardone | May 11, 2022

The Emotional Rollercoaster Cliché that is IVF Looking back, I can only laugh at how easy I thought it would unfold. In September 2016, my husband and I decided to move ahead with IVF after 3 failed IUIs (intrauterine insemination) over the course of the past year.  I remember thinking confidently, “OK. We start the…

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Time to Get Pregnant – There & Back Again: A Surrogate’s Tale

By Angela Pickering | May 5, 2022

I’m going to carry a child for people I didn’t even know existed 10 days ago. Cool. Wrapping my head around the fact that I’ve never actually met them and have only video chatted twice wasn’t hard at all actually. When you click with people, you just click.  You agreed to carry for them, now…

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Surrogacy – an Intended Parents perspective on why agencies provide an important service.

By Angela Pickering | March 28, 2022

Surrogacy wasn’t the plan. Then the surrogacy didn’t go as planned. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Surrogacy wasn’t even on the radar for us. When it became a reality, I still hoped that each step of the way, somehow my fate would change and that by some miracle I wouldn’t need to go…

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There & Back Again – An Intended Mom’s Tale

By Angela Pickering | February 25, 2022

The Beginning Written by one of our Intended Mothers Never in my life did I think I wouldn’t carry my own child, especially not after the fight I was giving infertility. To say my uterus was inhospitable is an understatement! I have had the pleasure of dealing with a myriad of issues, a perfect storm…

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There And Back Again – A Surrogate’s Tale

By Angela Pickering | February 1, 2022

The Beginning – Matching Phase Written by Chantale Chevalier When I decided to become a surrogate, I had so many questions. This was all so new to me. One of my biggest concerns was not being able to match with a couple that was in my area. It was important to me to find someone…

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Pregnant Belly

The Truth About Pregnancy – What is Fact and Fiction?

By Angela Pickering | March 29, 2020

When you are part of an ever-growing industry like fertility, you make it your job to always be researching and fact-finding about the latest advice people give. I’m always speaking with interesting individuals, and professionals in the health field that intrigue me and challenge my current mindset. One such individual was a client of mine…

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Being A Surrogate - What Does It Take?

Being A Surrogate – What Does It Take?

By Angela Pickering | August 6, 2019

Changing The Stigma Of Helping Others The Challenge of Commitment Today Commitment – the dictionary meaning of the word is… the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, or activity. It really doesn’t do the word justice. Because it means something that is rare in today’s humanity. Committing to show up, to be…

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Blooming Babies…

By Angela Pickering | September 8, 2016

When I began my dream of starting my own surrogacy agency, I never imagined what it would truly feel like to create something from the ground up and watch it blossom. Well the petals are in full and they couldn’t be any brighter. In March, I launched my company – Canadian Surrogacy Community. As a…

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The New Normal

By Angela Pickering | October 24, 2013

I think this blog is important to write. Not just for my own therapeutic needs, but for the many people who are curious about how I felt the first week after giving birth to Luca. The ‘It must be strange to go home without a baby’ comment kept being repeated and I began to understand…

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My Surrogate Birth – Welcoming Baby Luca

By Angela Pickering | October 14, 2013

“You see, pouches are where baby kangaroos are kept cozy and warm until they are ready to come out into the world.” –       The Kangaroo Pouch, by Sarah Phillips Pellet   And so it came to be that on Tuesday, October 8th, at 8:38 pm, baby Luca Emanuele Furtado, came out of my pouch and…

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