Meet JoAn Richardson

JoAn is the founder of Girlfriends’ Guide to Surrogacy and recently completed her third on-going surrogacy journey.

Becoming a surrogate is something that just sort of happened to JoAn. One day she was talking about it with her husband Brad, and before she knew it, three months later she was pregnant with her first surrogate baby!

Having gone through this process multiple times, JoAn has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to complete a surrogate journey and how to handle everything that comes with it. She created Girlfriends’ Guide to Surrogacy to help other women learn more about becoming a surrogate and get support during their journeys.

You can find out more about her over on her website:, Facebook or Instagram @gfguidetosurrogacy

Fav quotes from this episode:

“I like to throw things like this out to my husband to see how he’ll react!”

“This is not my baby. It’s genetically not tied to me whatsoever.”

“It just feels great to be able to grow another person who can make this world a better place.”

“Even after I’ve given birth to 4 babies through surrogacy it’s still crazy.”

“People are naturally curious because it’s outside of what’s normal.”

“I love being pregnant!”

In this episode we talk about:

  • The surrogacy journey
  • Why JoAn and others like her are drawn to surrogacy
  • Where to start if you’re considering it
  • Emotional, psychological, physical considerations
  • Surrogacy as a way of supporting each other in a world that is changing

Plus, we talk about other people’s responses to the choices we make in life.

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