Our CEO, Jennifer Allen, and our Surrogacy Support and Intake Worker, Jessica Jamieson, had the opportunity to spend some time with JA Surrogate, Kaitlin Kelly, last week. Beyond giving the gift of family, Kaitlin is also a Vital Statistics and Lead Admitting Clerk at South Health Campus (SHC), one of Calgary’s main delivering hospitals. She has played an important role in advocating for surrogacy within our health care system and we are grateful to have her apart of our village and apart of the surrogacy community. .
“I have always believed in surrogacy and what it means for everyone involved to be taking on this life changing journey. Knowing that you are going to make someone a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, sister, brother, I could go on - there are no words that can really sum up how amazing of a feeling this truly is. .
Being in the role that I am in at SHC, I have an advantage of really understanding both the Intended Parent(s), and Surrogate as well as the business side of things, which has been very eye opening! With surrogacy births on the rise, I had noticed that not everyone at my workplace and different stakeholders really understood this unique situation and process. Questions on all sides about surrogacy have been becoming more frequent as well. .
Trying to get all the various parties involved and on the same page has been a wonderful experience, which in short has made me bring a change in how these births are handled in terms of collecting Facility Fees in Calgary, and I'm hoping that this can be taken to the Provincial level.”
- Kaitlin Kelly, JA Surrogate and SHC Vital Statistics and Lead Admitting Clerk
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