Susan Taylor’s Inspiring Surrogacy Journeys

In the world of surrogacy, every journey is unique, filled with its own set of challenges, emotions, and triumphs. Susan Taylor’s surrogacy experiences are no exception. With a heart full of compassion and a desire to make a difference, Susan completed two surrogacy journeys, each with its own story to tell.

A heartfelt beginning

The idea of surrogacy was planted in Susan’s heart shortly after the birth of her fourth child in 2012. After exploring the opportunity for almost two years, she began her first surrogacy journey in October 2013.

Her first surrogacy journey was not just about the birth of a child but the birth of lasting relationships. Susan and the intended parents have nurtured their friendship over the years, celebrating the joys and challenges of parenthood together. The bond formed during this journey was so profound that by the end of 2015, Susan already felt the urge to become a surrogate once again.

Following her heart on a second journey

In her second surrogacy journey, Susan felt a deep-seated desire to assist a same-sex couple. As a staunch LGBTQ+ advocate and supporter, she felt this was an essential step in her journey. While she cherishes the experience of helping her first intended parent, she felt a pull towards assisting a same-sex couple in their quest for parenthood.

This journey was also marked by Susan’s firm decision to opt for a home birth, despite potential pressures from outsiders. As a home birth midwife with personal experiences of birthing her children at home, Susan chose to have a home birth for this surrogacy journey as well. Understanding the benefits and feeling safest in the comfort of her home, Susan chose this path, emphasizing the importance of a surrogate’s well-being and comfort.

“I know the benefits of home birth. I know where I feel safest and most comfortable.”

– Susan Taylor, Fairfax Surrogacy Surrogate Program Manager

In March 2016, Susan was introduced to intended fathers from Spain. Their connection was instantaneous. Both parties felt an immediate bond, and within days, they had their official match meeting. The journey was filled with shared moments, from private message threads filled with laughter to in-person meetings that felt like reunions of old friends.

Susan’s connection with the parents of the children she helped bring into the world is evident. Their bond remains strong, with Susan and her intended parents staying connected through social media and occasional texts. These interactions are filled with heartwarming anecdotes, from stories about the first days of school to the humorous things kids say.

“He says lots of funny things, and he’s very, very smart. So, he knows that Ms. Susan carried him in her tummy. And he claims that’s why he likes Mexican food and why that was awesome.”

– Susan Taylor, Fairfax Surrogacy Surrogate Program Manager

Advocacy and Education

Beyond her personal surrogacy experiences, Susan’s journey continues as an advocate and educator. She emphasizes the importance of connecting with experienced surrogates, seeking knowledgeable legal counsel, and always using an escrow company to ensure a smooth surrogacy process.

Her passion for surrogacy, rooted in her love for pregnancy, birth, and supporting women, drives her to share her experiences and knowledge with others. Susan’s continuous journey is about empowering both surrogates and intended parents, ensuring they are well informed and supported throughout their surrogacy experience.

Building a Surrogacy Program by Surrogates for Surrogates

When Susan joined the Fairfax Surrogacy team, she brought with her not just her vast experience but also her unwavering commitment to ensure that surrogates have the freedom to choose their birthing options. Recognizing the importance of bodily autonomy, Susan was instrumental in shaping Fairfax’s program to be inclusive and accepting of alternative birthing methods for surrogates.

Susan firmly believes that every surrogate should have the right to make decisions about her body, especially during such an intense journey. While this approach might sometimes mean that the matching process with intended parents takes a tad longer, Susan and the Fairfax team are steadfast in their belief that the right match, one that respects and supports the surrogate’s choices, is worth the wait.

At Fairfax Surrogacy, thanks to Susan’s influence, the message is clear: We stand by your choices, we respect your autonomy, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Join our surrogacy program

If you feel a calling to become a surrogate, we invite you to reach out to us. At Fairfax Surrogacy, we prioritize your well-being, choices, and comfort. Let us guide you through this remarkable journey, ensuring it’s as fulfilling as it is memorable. Contact us today to learn more about joining our surrogacy program and becoming a Fairfax Surrogate.