Simple Surrogacy Spotlight on Jill Errera -Intended Parent Coordinator

I started my journey as a surrogate in 2007, about a year after the birth of my daughter.  I answered a classified ad on a surrogacy website, not knowing the Intended Parents were represented by Simple Surrogacy.  Almost 13 years, one egg donation, 4 surrogacies and 7 babies later, I am employed by the women and agency that started it all!

My daughter was almost one and I knew that I didn’t want more children of my own, but I loved being pregnant.  A common statement among most surrogates.  My first surrogacy started off bumpy, taking over a year to get pregnant.  Something that we don’t see very often these days, as the technology has definitely improved.  Never in a million years did I think when I finally got pregnant, it would be with twin girls!  After an uneventful full term delivery, I was hooked.  The overwhelming feeling of seeing the parents with their baby for the first time was indescribable.  I had to do it again!  I went on to have a singleton girl for a local couple, boy/girl twins for an Intended Father in Israel and boy/girl twins for an Intended Father in Chicago.  That’s 3 sets of twins and 1 singleton, for those who lost count.

I am so proud of the families I helped to create.  Aside from my own daughter, some of my best work!  Seeing them grow into the little people they are becoming, and having the lasting friendships that I created with their parents makes my heart full.  People ask me all the time how could I carry a baby for 9 months and not want to keep it.  My answer, the babies were never mine to keep.  They belong to their parents.  They just needed a little help to get them here.  The end goal is creating another family, not adding to my own.  It’s definitely not for everyone, in fact, it’s only right for a very small number of us.  The small number of us, making a huge difference on those who need us.  Just ask some Intended Parents!

Jill is an Intended Parent Coordinator and Egg Donor Coordinator for Simple Surrogacy and Simple Donations. She is an active mother of one daughter and an experienced Gestational Surrogate and Egg Donor.   She has delivered three sets of twins and one singleton to both U.S. and international Intended Parents.  Jill worked as an Intellectual Property Paralegal for 17 years before deciding to pursue a career with Simple Surrogacy.  Becoming a surrogate touched her life in such a positive way that she decided to continue helping grow families through surrogacy, even after her time as a surrogate was over.

Jill is responsible for supporting Intended Parents from acceptance into the program through taking their baby home.  She is also responsible for assisting Intended Parents in finding the right egg donor, and coordinator each donor cycle from beginning to end.  She is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to offer support, answer questions, address concerns, offer encouragement and share in the joys that come with the surrogacy process. Jill works closely with the with other members of the team to ensure that all concerns are addressed promptly.

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