Jenelle has been active and helping independent IP’s match in the surrogacy community since 2007. Jenelle carried as a Gestational Surrogate twice for Intended Parents in 2007 and 2009, resulting in one full-term birth on Jenelle’s birthday to a beautiful little girl. Jenelle stayed active in the surrogacy community and after research and soul searching decided she wanted to help families grow via traditional surrogacy. In 2013 she delivered a precious and darling little girl into the hands of Mom while Dad caught all the moments on camera. Jenelle found that surrogacy could not only be fulfilling and beautiful for both the parents and surrogate, but also full of intentional hope and thoughtfulness giving the children of surrogacy a wonderful legacy of love. She believes that some of the greatest gifts she has ever received have been to witness each of these parents first moments as they greet their babies and wrap them up in their arms and hearts that have held space for them throughout the journey.
Jenelle went on to work with an agency to help families grow as an intake specialist and recruiter. During that time, she fell in love, married and they added a child to their very blended his-hers-and-ours family. Their life circles around soccer, music, volleyball, softball, FFA, church and during the warm months’ they find quality time to spend on the lake with the boat and jet-skis as a family. In 2005 she accepted an offer to manage an IT group for the University of California, where they were looking for someone to help with change management and transition their outdated service model. She concurrently graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her degree has been a source of enrichment, furthering her experience in social and interpersonal interactions and taught her that you’re never too old to learn something new!
Jenelle is very excited to return to her passion of growing families, birth, and babies at Heart to Hands and thoroughly believes in the option for Intended Parents and Surrogates to experience the joy of loving and ethical matches as they grow a family. She looks forward to helping others through their surrogacy experiences and is grateful to be able to walk with others as they follow their dreams of surrogacy and parenthood.