What is my first step as a surrogate? Becoming Informed!

I am Nicole, a Surrogate Coordinator here at IARC and an experienced Gestational Carrier. I have been working with IARC for 8 years now and my number one goal in terms of surrogacy is to ensure that prospective surrogates feel supported,…

INSIDE IARC- SHAE MCKENNEY

Shae joined the IARC team in 2016 and is a Program Coordinator. She loves all things outdoors whether it is fishing, snowboarding, or hiking. She finds her work at IARC so rewarding to be able to be a part of someone’s life journey no…

INSIDE IARC- KAYLA WINTERS

Kayla has been a Program Coordinator with IARC since 2015. It shows every day just how much she loves her job, especially in the way she creates genuine, lasting relationships with the surrogates and families she helps. Kayla is a huge animal…

INSIDE IARC- HEIDI BROST

  Heidi has been with IARC for five years! She is a Program Coordinator and the Italian speaker for IARC. Heidi is a true Italian through and through! She loves all things Italian – good food, great wine, amazing art, and wonderful…

ABCs of Surrogacy Lingo

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When entering the world of surrogacy, you will find that you are entering a world where people speak a whole new language!  "Surrogacy lingo" is commonly spoken across all the surrogacy forums and groups online so here’s a cheat sheet…

INSIDE IARC- DESTINY COMBS

Destiny has been with IARC since 2014 and we can’t imagine her not being with us! While it’s true, she loves crunching numbers and keeps the office in order, she is also caring and selfless and always finds a way to make us feel supported…

INSIDE IARC - Marilyne Marion

Marilyne is our Intended Parent Intake Coordinator, guiding prospective parents through their research and helping them to officially get started with their journeys.  She has been with the IARC team since 2014, and since then she has become…

INSIDE IARC - Jillian Goembel

Jillian has been with IARC since 2015 and has quickly become an integral member of our team, from the work she does matching intended parents and surrogates to planning events that celebrate our surrogate community and bring together our team.…

INSIDE IARC- CALLAH WALD

Callah is a Surrogate Coordinator who first joined the IARC family as a surrogate in 2017. She started working here a few months after her first journey and we look forward to seeing her help build another family as a surrogate…

Common Questions

Surrogacy was in my heart as something I wanted to do for many years before actually starting the process.

What makes IARC’s Surrogacy Community unique?

  At IARC, we work hard every day to make sure that common misconceptions about surrogacy are never the case. IARC surrogates make up a generous and altruistic community full of support and love.  We care about every one of…

INSIDE IARC- NICOLE KRAEMER

Nicole is one of our surrogate coordinators and has been with IARC since 2011. She loves educating women on the surrogacy process and completed her own surrogacy journey in 2013 when she delivered twins for her intended parents. Have…

INSIDE IARC- Ruthie Dixon

Ruthie is our Lead Surrogate Coordinator and has been a part of the IARC family since she first became an IARC surrogate in 2014. She started working here in 2017 after her second surrogacy journey. She helps lead the team that…

My First Surrogacy Journey- Building A Connection Halfway Around the World

  As I reflect on my first surrogacy journey, it is hard to put into words how remarkable and life changing it was. Over the course of 2 years, I experienced more than I ever imagined and learned more about myself then I knew was…

INSIDE IARC: KEELY SEAVERSON

Keely Seaverson (aka Kiki, Koko, Keelbop, Keekle) is the operations manager at IARC and a licensed attorney. She has been a part of the IARC team since 2006. Keely is an integral part of our team!  She always has a smile on her…

Steve Snyder Travels

Three countries, five cities, and a lot of free education to prospective intended parents. If you or anyone you know in these areas may be looking to build their family, Steve would love to see you! Where in the world will Steve be…

RESOLVE's Minnesota Advocacy Day

Why are there no surrogacy laws in Minnesota?  Who would oppose a family-building option that creates loving families in our communities? This year, we have the opportunity to pass surrogacy legislation that would…

Inside IARC: Kim Post

Kim Post (aka KLP, Kimmy, and Her to those of us here at the office) is our Lead Program Coordinator and has been a part of the IARC family since 2008.  Ten years!  She supports our Program Coordination team and our parents…

Battle to a Blessing

Stephanie and Zach share a similar story with many other couples around the world. They did this video to spread awareness about infertility, IVF and now surrogacy. Their story is one of struggle, perseverance, hope, and above all else, love.…

INSIDE IARC- Our Fearless Leader

Whether you’ve just started looking into surrogacy with IARC or you’ve been a part of the IARC family for many years, you likely know Steven Snyder, the person we all just call Steve. There are many words that can be used to describe…