Alissa and Michael’s Surrogacy Journey

Springfield, MA (US)
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Created 1 year ago
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Surrogacy

Alissa and Michael’s Surrogacy Journey

by Barrett Way

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  • $20,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $12,555.00

    Funds Raised
  • 37

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Springfield, MA (US)

Barrett Way is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Alissa Sugermeyer.

Campaign Story

I am creating this fundraiser for my sister, Alissa, and my brother-in-law, Michael, who are in the process of their gestational surrogacy journey.

My younger sister and I were both adopted as infants. Alissa was adopted from Seoul, South Korea when she was four months old, which left her with a deep understanding of the various ways that families come together. She has always wanted a large family with multiple children, both biological and adopted. Alissa and her husband, Michael, cannot wait to start growing their family, but it has not and will not come easily for them.

When Alissa was an adolescent, she was diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, which ultimately means that she was born without a uterus. She has known for years that she cannot get pregnant and carry her own child. She does, however, have healthy ovaries and eggs, so Alissa and Michael are able to create their own embryos through IVF treatments. They have recently begun their journey to parenthood, with the hope of using a gestational surrogate to carry their biological child.

Alissa has been saving since discovering her condition, and since marrying Michael, they have continued to put everything they can afford toward their “baby fund.” Although the end result is worth every penny, the gestational surrogacy journey is incredibly expensive, costing $150,000 to $200,000, which is not covered by insurance.

Alissa and Michael are not ones to ask for help financially, but I would like to ask on behalf of my sister and brother-in-law. Any amount at all will help to relieve some of the financial strain that comes with this process.

Thank you so much.

A loving brother and future uncle,
Barrett

  • 09-20-2023

    Thanks again!

    We wanted to once again thank everyone for the support. We recently received some hopeful news from our agency and are excited to continue our journey!

    Love, Michael and Alissa

Name Donation Date
Jeff Platenik $25.00 September 21, 2023
Laura Eckhoff $50.00 September 18, 2023
Judith Baca $250.00 July 14, 2023
Anne Abbott $200.00 July 05, 2023
Colleen and Henry Buell $100.00 June 28, 2023
Jay Jones $200.00 June 21, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 June 20, 2023
Janice Merrill $40.00 June 09, 2023
Dana Zabilansky $50.00 June 06, 2023
Bridgette Koffie $40.00 June 06, 2023
Ellen Pixley $50.00 June 02, 2023
Colleen and Henry Buell $100.00 May 29, 2023
Laura and Mike Cienciwa $100.00 May 24, 2023
Anonymous $710.00 May 23, 2023
Ronald Tetreault $100.00 May 21, 2023
Rosemary Lee $50.00 May 20, 2023
Barbara Hill $50.00 May 15, 2023
Lisa Frigo $200.00 May 11, 2023
Denise & Brian Quinn $200.00 May 10, 2023
Jean + Paul Mykietyn $100.00 May 08, 2023
Elaine Souza $100.00 May 08, 2023
Wendi Obuchowski $50.00 May 08, 2023
Kim & Jim Kietzman $300.00 May 04, 2023
Ann Johnson $25.00 May 04, 2023
Ruth Haley $50.00 May 04, 2023
Jeff Platenik $20.00 May 04, 2023
Donna & Jim Toomey $200.00 May 04, 2023
Jerry/Pat DiLillo $100.00 May 03, 2023
Tim McLinden $100.00 May 02, 2023
Matt Albano $100.00 May 01, 2023
Kristin Hensinger $100.00 April 30, 2023
Olga Monteiro $50.00 April 30, 2023
Anthony Monteiro $50.00 April 29, 2023
Anonymous $500.00 April 29, 2023
Lise Boilard $100.00 April 29, 2023
Robert Brown $200.00 April 29, 2023
Leah Levesque $20.00 April 29, 2023
Erin Bradley $20.00 April 29, 2023
Leda Shaheen $40.00 April 29, 2023
Kathryn Manocchia (Abbott) $50.00 April 29, 2023
Anonymous $1,000.00 April 28, 2023
Colin Smith $100.00 April 27, 2023
Joe & Kristen Altiere $100.00 April 25, 2023
Craig Landry $150.00 April 24, 2023
Kathleen Landry $200.00 April 24, 2023
Alicia Landy $50.00 April 24, 2023
Carol Way $200.00 April 23, 2023
Jill Cutspec $100.00 April 23, 2023
Alexandra Colbert $100.00 April 23, 2023
Ryan Monteiro $50.00 April 22, 2023
Nicole DePaola $100.00 April 21, 2023
Meg Ferrara $50.00 April 19, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 April 19, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 April 19, 2023
Jason Landry $100.00 April 19, 2023
amanda Warren $100.00 April 16, 2023
Ryan and Hannah Best $300.00 April 15, 2023
Colbert Lessard $200.00 April 15, 2023
Patricia McCullough $40.00 April 15, 2023
Breanne Dufault $100.00 April 15, 2023
Julie Reed $50.00 April 14, 2023
Joli Lannon $100.00 April 14, 2023
Cherise Callery $50.00 April 14, 2023
Dema Hakim $50.00 April 14, 2023
Greg Boilard $50.00 April 14, 2023
Dan & Suzanne Jalbert $300.00 April 14, 2023
Lea & Travis Drappi $100.00 April 14, 2023
Scott and Kelley Legacy $50.00 April 14, 2023
Weston Miller $200.00 April 14, 2023
Karen Keenan $200.00 April 13, 2023
Jordan Banks $100.00 April 13, 2023
Laurie Sullivan $50.00 April 13, 2023
Kathryn Minucci $100.00 April 13, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 April 13, 2023
Shanyn Dudley $75.00 April 13, 2023
celeste montessi $100.00 April 13, 2023
Barbara Hill $50.00 April 13, 2023
Margaret McGohey $100.00 April 13, 2023
Lynde Blanton $100.00 April 13, 2023
Tim Cook $250.00 April 13, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 April 13, 2023
Dave Tromblay $100.00 April 13, 2023
Jennifer DeSousa $50.00 April 13, 2023
Kelsey Hamill $100.00 April 13, 2023
Ann Staulo $100.00 April 13, 2023
Ryan brown $50.00 April 13, 2023
Amy Dean $100.00 April 13, 2023
Tony & Ally Rovelli $200.00 April 13, 2023
Miranda McLaughlin $50.00 April 13, 2023
Katherine Morse $500.00 April 13, 2023
Chris Wystepek $25.00 April 13, 2023
Dana Ruh $100.00 April 13, 2023
Michael Lynch $100.00 April 12, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 April 12, 2023
Laura&Sean Brooks $100.00 April 12, 2023
Emily Dumala-Hepler $100.00 April 12, 2023
Tim Rogers $50.00 April 12, 2023
Matthew Lavoie $100.00 April 12, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 April 12, 2023
edward Burnham $75.00 April 12, 2023
Whitney Gunningsmith $50.00 April 12, 2023
Liz Gibbs $200.00 April 12, 2023
Laura Eckhoff $50.00 April 12, 2023
Jeff Platenik commented with a $25 donation about 7 months ago
May the Good Lord bless you with the gift of a wonderful family
Judith Baca commented with a $250 donation about 10 months ago
Alissa and Michael, we know that you will be great parents, and wish the best for you. Jack and Judy
Anne Abbott commented with a $200 donation about 10 months ago
Best of luck with this journey! Love: Anne&Ralph, Kathryn&Age&Faye Celeste
Jay Jones commented with a $200 donation about 10 months ago
You will be amazing parents!! Best of luck!
Janice Merrill commented with a $40 donation about 11 months ago
Alissa & Michael, So happy to help the both of you on your journey. With prayers and love!
Bridgette Koffie commented with a $40 donation about 11 months ago
The gift of a child changes you for the better.
Ronald Tetreault commented with a $100 donation about 11 months ago
💗
Lisa Frigo commented with a $200 donation about 12 months ago
We wish you all the best in your journey. Lisa and Joe
Jean + Paul Mykietyn commented with a $100 donation about 12 months ago
Grow our loving family in memory of Claire.
Wendi Obuchowski commented with a $50 donation about 12 months ago
Best to both of you 🥰
Ruth Haley commented with a $50 donation about 12 months ago
Excited to be a small part of your journey
Jerry/Pat DiLillo commented with a $100 donation about 12 months ago
Pat and I wish you well on the journey ahead ❤️
Lise Boilard commented with a $100 donation about 12 months ago
Alissa & Mike, Wishing you the best in your journey ❤️ Lise & Mike
Robert Brown commented with a $200 donation about 12 months ago
Alissa and Mike, What a journey this has been. We wish you the best as you continue. Love, Cathy and Bob
Kathryn Manocchia (Abbott) commented with a $50 donation about 12 months ago
Wishing you all the best in this tough journey. With lots of love-Kathryn & Age
Carol Way commented with a $200 donation about 1 year ago
Paul and I wish you all the best!
Alexandra Colbert commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
xoxo Allie & Todd
Julie Reed commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
❤️
Dema Hakim commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
Wishing you both the best of luck in your journey to becoming amazing parents to a sweet baby 💜
Scott and Kelley Legacy commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
Such a worthy cause. Good luck
Karen Keenan commented with a $200 donation about 1 year ago
❤️
Jordan Banks commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
We love you both and are sending you all the love and support as you navigate this journey ❤️
Laurie Sullivan commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
Prayers and love being sent your way!
Kathryn Minucci commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
Love you guys! You will make amazing parents.
Margaret McGohey commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
Wishing you the best of luck in your journey! - Margaret and Josh
Lynde Blanton commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
I will keep y’all in my prayers🙏.
Anonymous commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
I remember Alissa talking about this in HS and how much of a dream this has been for her, always. Wishing this process is a beautiful success and is the beginning of a big, happy, and healthy family.
Ann Staulo commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
You guys will be great parents!
Chris Wystepek commented with a $25 donation about 1 year ago
Best of luck…you will be great parents!!!
Michael Lynch commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
Wishing these dreams come true!
Liz Gibbs commented with a $200 donation about 1 year ago
Best wishes on this journey ❤️