Hi There! We are Alex (35M) + Kate (31F), a married couple living in Mercer Island, WA looking for a GC. We’ve been together for 9 years, married for 4, and both work full-time (albeit from home for the time being!) in the Tech industry.
Outside of work, we spend a LOT of time with nearby family (weekly ‘Big Sunday Dinners’ with my parents, brother, SIL, 6YO niece and 3YO nephew; plus monthly visits to my in-laws on Bainbridge Island). We love Geocaching, cooking, and playing board/card/strategy games. We are huge dog people and spoil our two fur-babies, Olive and Finley (that’s Fin in the picture above :) ).
Personality-wise, I’d describe us both as ‘outgoing introverts’ – easy to get along with and love spending time with close friends/family, but also happy to spend our weekend in PJs on the couch. We are open and honest; I am genuinely willing to answer ANY question you have. We share a sarcastic (and often inappropriate) sense of humor. Having a GC whose personality meshes with ours is very important to us as we go through this journey together!
WHY WE ARE LOOKING FOR A GC:
I’ve struggled with chronic back/spinal issues since I was a teenager, and had a pelvic fusion surgery 3 years ago. As a result, I’m unable to physically carry a pregnancy per Doctor’s orders. We do have viable embryos ready to go, but need your help with the remaining part of the process :).
As mentioned above, we are family-oriented and have a huge local support system. We’ve both always wanted to be parents and are very close with my local niece and nephew. Watching them grow up from baby to toddler to 1st grader (!! how time flies) has really cemented how excited and ready we are to do the same with little ones of our own.
We have been working with a GC who we absolutely ADORE, but she experienced an unexpected health complication and will likely not be able to continue. While we are devastated, the silver lining is that since we were very far along in the process, we are familiar with navigating it (legal, fertility clinic, insurance, etc). We have a contract drafted that we can use as a starting point, and also have our embryos frozen and ready to go!
While we are located in WA, we are open to working with a GC anywhere in the US or Canada. We are very COVID-conscious and would prefer not to risk anyone’s health by flying frequently, so if you aren’t local, you would remotely work w/a clinic near you for pre-transfer/IVF. However, with the proper precautions in place we would fly you out to WA for the transfer itself, as our embryos are located here.
-Must be in a stable living situation and have had at least 1 healthy pregnancy
-Must have own surrogate-friendly medical insurance
-Must be willing to undergo a background check (yourself + any adults living with you)
-Must be VERY COVID-conscious and willing to undergo COVID testing as required by clinic/us
We will offer competitive compensation and are willing to negotiate flexible contract terms as required.
Please feel free to reach out and get a conversation started!