CSP Surrogate Mothers,
would like to introduce you to a very special organization called
Extensions. In addition to support group meetings and your own Counselor/Surrogate
relationship, CSP offers surrogate mothers to have their own system
among themselves. Many times only a surrogate mother can understand
what you are feeling, and through Extensions you will have the networking,
friendship, and support that this wonderful organization can provide.
understands the need for this support, and has generously offered
to fund Extensions for the benefit of their surrogates. Weekend
Retreats, picnics, seasonal newsletters, birth visits, support calls,
and our daily internet email listserve are some of the ways that
we can be there for you during your surrogacy experience.
Extensions was Started....
we completed our first surrogacy journey, we realized that we had
become wonderful friends along the way. We often would pick up the
phone in between our monthly support group meetings to touch base
and support each other. Most importantly, it was after the births
that we felt the need to remain in contact with fellow surrogates
and follow through their unfinished journey's. As any surrogate
can attest to, there is a definite void in the weeks and months
following the end of your journey. Communication and support from
experienced surrogates can make the difference in this emotional
is why we started Extensions, a support and networking system, for
our surrogates not only in the program currrently but also for as
long after as they wish to remain with us following their birth.
We have found that this is extremely helpful in those difficult
weeks once the new family has gone home. We have experienced great
joy in watching Extensions grow into a wonderful unit, both with
our daily online email group and our annual retreats and picnics.
To meet women from the other side of the county who share your dreams
and inner thoughts is something pretty special. We share our fears,
joys, sadness, laughs, and most importantly our common bond of sharing
the incredible gift of surrogacy with someone who understands us.
are very proud to be Coordinators of Extensions, and look forward
to the many years and wonderful memories of the years ahead.
Wippler is a twice-before surrogate mother delivering a baby
boy in December 1996 and a baby girl in December 1998 through
gestational surrogacy. She currently lives in Menifee, CA with
her husband of 9 years John, and her two boys John(age 8) and
Zachary(age 6). You may e-mail Lisa at
is a twice-before surrogate mother who delivered a baby boy
through AI surrogacy in July 1996 and twin girls through gestational
surrogacy in January 1999. She resides with her husband of
19 years, Troy, and their two children Chris(age 16) and Cassy(age
12), in Temecula, CA.
Carole may be reached through email at