Long time, no blog. Life is busy 😀. We are traveling (for fun, work, and family), I’m weaning my kiddos in preparation for a January FET, and my husband and I are both training for races (10ks for me and a marathon for him). Our kids are doing amazing – saying 5-8 word sentences, learning the colors and shapes and numbers and letters, and growing out of all their clothes.
One major piece of news that I am excited to share (with anyone who is left reading this blog) is that I am going back to work! I wasent looking for a job, but something flexible and that I am excited about just fell into my lap! I will be working as an independent contractor for a surrogacy agency! I will be doing marketing, writing, Q and As, recruitment, and some client contract management eventually!
You may remember (if you have been hanging out with me for years) that back when I worked at Planned Parenthood, one of my co workers in a different clinic location had been a surrogate twice. We got to talking about the process (since that involves IVF as well) and stayed in touch when I finally got pregnant and left PP. Meanwhile, she started her own surrogacy agency (the first one in Iowa) and worked as a surrogate again. She owns the agency and her bff is the cofounder and works for it but out of Oregon. So they were looking for someone based in Iowa to do some location dependent work, blogging, etc.
This job feels like the perfect fit because because I have experience with infertility, public health, and writing. I have worked on sensitive things before like with planned parenthood and on Obamacare. I am sensitive to infertility and have gone through third party reproduction myself. Plus I love doing health fair type things and educating people, so I really do think this is going to be a great fit!
It will start at 5-10 hours per week which will be great since my kids start Mother’s Day out in September!
So friends, if you used a surrogate and would be willing to let me pick your brain on the process, please let me know! I would love to email you some questions or pick your brain on the phone so that I can learn as much as possible about this before I start!!