Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The beginning..

Let me begin this blog with a few things. This blog will be extremely intimate. It will function as a place for me to discuss my emotions, fears, and hope with the journey of becoming a Gestational Surrogate. I want to introduce myself.. I am 26 years old, a mother of two beautiful children, and a former member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When recently I became aware of certain facts about the Mormon church, I began my own journey of  research and have since left the church.

After I had my daughter, people would ask me if my husband and I were done having children. I would say "Yes we are done." and feel this pull within my soul, as if a little one waiting to come to earth was in my ear saying "No your not! One more, don't forget about me!" I had thought about surrogacy before, but the LDS church was very vocal in their expression against Surrogacy. This bothered me, along with the other facts I learned about the LDS church, so I left. I thought to myself, surrogacy is the answer! I want to bring children to earth for couples who long to have children. I am now on an amazing spiritual journey where I am rediscovering my love for God as a being who loves ALL people, and have been approved for surrogacy with an agency in San Diego!!

Surrogacy will be a very spiritual journey for me as I believe I am bringing a child into the world for a family who God feels deserves the joy and blessing of parenthood. I am also really wanting to work with a Gay couple! This is also new for me, as I would be discouraged from this idea by the LDS church.

I know some people who read this blog post will be disappointed to hear I have left the Mormon church, but please know that I am the happiest I have been in a long time, and that my journey in life and in love has led me to where I am. I am very excited to become a surrogate, and hope you enjoy the journey with me!


7 comments:

  1. Corinne, I am so so excited to follow you on this beautiful, loving, wonderful journey! It's odd to be proud of someone you don't know well, but I am so PROUD of your heart and your love and this purely selfless decision that you and your family have made. Can not wait to see where this journey takes you!!! <3

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  2. I LOVE the woman you've grown up to be. I value and respect your joureny during your time with the Mormon church, now and where ever the future leads you and bless your willingness to share that journey along with the surrogacy. You're a brave beautiful woman with an awesome family. Hugs

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  3. What an amazing gift to give someone! I have two children myself and one on the way. I've also thought about surrogacy. I am interested to know how you got started.

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  4. Krista- I am going through an agency called Surrogate Alternatives in San Diego. So far the process has been very easy and they answer all of my questions and are so nice and understanding.

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  6. Just so happy that you are doing this. I went through something similar when I donated my eggs soon after my departure from the church. It was wonderfully fulfilling and made me feel so good to help a couple have a baby that I am doing it again this August. I would have never done it as a Mormon because of the church guidelines and that makes me sad to think about now. I am so glad you found, as I did, that being a member of the church doesn't make you a "good person", it's what you do with your life that makes you a good person. This is the most amazing gift you could give someone and I am in awe of your strength and selflessness.

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