In August, All Families Surrogacy celebrated its 2nd Annual Surrogate Retreat in beautiful Carlton, Oregon. Past, present, and future surrogates gathered with AFS staff over the weekend for the relaxing, luau-themed event. The scenic ranch setting and gorgeous weather set the perfect backdrop for surrogates to support one another and form new friendships. “Surrogate Retreat: a place where all the women have a very special thing in common, being a surrogate. We’re all out for the same thing, to help make and build families and memories,” said SA, a surrogate who attended the retreat.
After an afternoon of lounging by the pool as guests rolled in, attendees played a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity and took turns taking photo booth pictures. In the evening, a Hawaiian dinner was served, catered by Taste of 808. A trio of Hawaiian dancers performed at sunset; the show was followed by an amusing and informational lesson in Polynesian dance! Kudos to those surrogates in their last trimester who joined in!
“I loved everything, I loved being able to meet and talk to other people who can relate to the surrogacy process, there was a ton of food, and I also enjoyed watching the dancers.” said HC, a surrogate with AFS, “It was all around an amazing experience and I can’t wait to go again.”