Alisha succeeded in passing our multi-level screening protocols to emerge as a Stand-Out-Surrogate. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and their two children. This is Alisha's second journey as a gestational carrier.


Surrogate#: 071933
  • Alisha was born in 1987 and lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina with her husband and their two sons
  • Happily married to Scott for 6 years.
  • Scott is a police officer and enjoys family time , he also is a huge sports fan.
  • Alisha is a registered nurse in the NICU department.
  • She enjoys browsing Pinterest and listening to Jazz music.
  • Alisha and Scott are involved with their church and she considers herself a great cook.


Share your reasons & motivations for pursuing surrogacy:

I first wanted to become a surrogate when I was pregnant with my second child and working in the NICU. Pregnancy is so easy and very enjoyable for me, but I see parents daily who go through so much to expand their families! If you can make someone happy, you should - the world today needs more of that! I consider my first journey to be one of the best things I will do with my life and I am so excited for the moment I can watch a new set of IPs lay eyes on their baby for the first time!

What would you like prospective Intended Parents to know about you?

My job has taught me a lot about life and heavily influenced who I am as a person. I see that life routinely ends unexpectedly, which has changed my priorities. It's so important to spend as much time as I can with the ones I love! I believe in love, family, good food, good health, and giving your absolute best to anything you do.

We believe that everyone deserves a family, tell us about yours:

My husband Scott is quite possibly the most supportive man I have ever met. We have two boys, Ben (almost 6) and Weston (3). Ben is an old soul and the most well behaved child I have ever known. Wes is completely different, very spirited and active and always pushing the limits to see how far he can get. My children remind me of the good in the world and inspire me to be the best version of myself.

Who will be your greatest source of support through this journey?

Friends and family.

Please share your expectations of the surrogacy process:

Each pregnancy is different, but I expect much of the process to be the same as my first journey. I hope for a closer relationship with my intended parents this time and hope for them to be excited and supportive of the journey we are on together!


Alisha is active and healthy. She reports no dietary restrictions. She does take an oral contraceptive.


Weston and Ben
Alisha has had 3 full term pregnancies with uncomplicated vaginal deliveries.


Alisha has indicated she is willing to terminate or reduce a pregnancy in the case of abnormalities of the fetus or in the case of a high-risk pregnancy, upon consultation with the intended parents and attending physician.


The legal procedures involved in third party collaborative reproduction vary from state to state and country to country. ConceiveAbilities' legal team will explain to you exactly when and what documents will be filed to ensure that you establish your parental rights to your child. ConceiveAbilities is dedicated to educating you about the legal process, including the specific state laws that will impact your journey. From a legal perspective, your personal strategy will account for multiple considerations, all of which aim to minimize your risk and to protect you in an ever-changing legal landscape. Remember, the state where your surrogate resides and gives birth governs your parentage procedures.



"The legal landscape is constantly changing and I work with my clients to provide them with the best possible legal outcomes. I can help you navigate through the laws surrounding family building so that you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your family has legal security."

After your surrogate match is secured, Meg and your dedicated Match Manager will provide guidance on the legal steps ahead. This includes the drafting and negotiation of the Direct Agreement and subsequent parentage documents specific to your surrogate's state.


An independent review of Alisha's current plan with BlueCross BlueShield resulted in a professional opinion that she will not be able to use her policy for expenses related to surrogacy.

Once you are closer to an embryo transfer, a consult with Art Risk will provide you with an updated analysis and opinion of coverage options, and also discuss possibilities which may arise that can impact the level of benefits obtained. Insurance plans can and often do change midway through pregnancy. When considering whether to procure a secondary policy for your GC it is important to keep these possibilities in mind. Please keep in mind that the below letter is not a guarantee of coverage. The analysis is intended only as a tool to be considered as you develop your plan for securing health insurance for your surrogate's journey.

"The truth is that maternity coverage for surrogacy is often a luxury. So I do everything possible to educate and prepare my clients in the matching matters process" —Alicia Denefe, ConceiveAbilities

With over 15 years of experience in the business of insurance, our insurance experts at Art Risk offer the knowledge and understanding to help protect your interests and guide you through the insurance world.


Below is an outline of costs specific to your surrogate match. Please note that during legal negotiations there may be slight changes to the below costs.

*Average ranges between 5-10 days during the journey.

As our financial partner, First Midwest offers the undivided attention of knowledgeable, dedicated, and caring professionals for the safety and security of your escrow account.


Published February 7, 2019


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