Who Is An
ANU Fertility Surrogate Mentor?
ANU Fertility Surrogate Mentors are a group of very special ladies who have each had an amazing experience as surrogate mothers.
They know the ups and downs & ins and outs that come with it all, so you can feel confident connecting with them throughout your surrogacy journey!
These powerful and inspiring ladies have gone through what you’re going through now (or what you’re about to go through), and they are here to help make your experience as seamless (and enjoyable!) possible!
ANU Surrogate Mentors are some of the most dedicated, kindhearted people you will ever meet.
These are women who loved their Surrogacy experience and are hungry to pass on some of their wisdom to the next generation of surrogates.
It’s important to have someone to talk to that has been there before and understands what it’s like to be a surrogate mother.
What Is the ANU Surrogate Mentorship Program?
“The thing that surprised me the most about becoming a surrogate was that I found my tribe” ~ Monique – ANU surrogate mother
The ANU mentorship program is a group of volunteers sponsored by ANU Fertility. The program partners you with an experienced Surrogate or Egg Donor for the duration of your journey.
Your mentor is here for you no matter what question or concern surfaces and can help “fill-in-the-gaps” so the surrogacy process is as smooth-sailing as possible.
Each experienced Surrogate-mentor was once the woman asking the questions – and has gone through the experience from beginning to end.
Each mentor has joined the program because they believe in what we’re doing and want to ensure that you’ll have the same wonderful experience that they had.
Where Is the ANU Surrogate Mentorship Program Available?
The ANU Mentorship Program is available to our Surrogates and Egg Donors throughout Canada.
We’ll try to match you with someone close to your area, and if you’re in a more remote area, we’ll try to match you with someone that can communicate via phone, Facetime or Skype.
We work hard to find the best fit for you.
When Does the ANU Surrogate Mentorship Program Start?
The Mentorship program starts almost immediately after you’ve matched with your Intended Parent(s), and will last throughout your journey.
We’ve seen many life-long friendships naturally spring out of this program, which helps validate the impact of connection and community.
Why A Surrogate Mentorship Program?
When you first become a surrogate, it can feel as if there are more questions than answers.
We believe Surrogacy goes beyond the act of bringing life into the world. Surrogacy is a community effort – and the stronger the community, the healthier the Surrogacy will be.
All of our mentors are volunteers who have asked to join the ANU team even after their Surrogacy is done because they believe in it so much.
It is really the therapeutic value of one mentor helping another.
When you first become a Surrogate, you’ll think your questions are unique (until you meet others who’ve been in the same boat).
Community creates healthy Surrogacies which in turn creates healthy babies.
What Qualifications Do Surrogate Mentors Have?
To begin with, they need to be experienced Surrogates.
But we also screen for women that are empathetic and also have a great personalities.
These are women who loved their experiences so much and want to help you too. Who knows, perhaps one day you’ll be a mentor too!