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Thanks for visiting my page; I'm so glad you're here! I'm Tanya, and I'm delighted to share my adventures in foster care and surrogacy with you. I sincerely believe that we all make the world a better place in our own ways, and this is my personal way of leaving a positive footprint. It is my greatest hope that in leading by example, my children will learn the immense value in helping others.

Life is a journey... kindness matters... smile often... repeat.  



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January 14, 2019

Hello hello and Happy Monday!

I have been meaning to hop on here and give some updates but it has been BUSY around here. Well, that's only partially true. It has been busy, and let's be real, I've been lazy. I forgot how tired you are in early pregnancy!! My to-do list...

December 18, 2018

Is there anything better than a prenatal ultrasound, really?? Seeing the baby and just having that visual affirmation that all is good... it just can’t be beat. 

Last week I got to have my first ultrasound, and it was wonderful. The fertility clinic had the Intended Fat...

November 27, 2018

Back at it today! We did the morning routine, dropping Arabella and Teagen off at their schools, and then Finnegan, the foster baby & I headed out of town for my third beta test. This involved a 30 minute drive, a 20 minute wait, about 15 minutes of meeting with the ph...

November 24, 2018

I’ve had people ask me if there is a way to get notified when I write new blogs, and there is! I will probably start the next few posts with this little ditty so people have a chance to see it....

Depending if you are on a computer or mobile device, what you see may dif...

November 22, 2018

I love Thanksgiving! It's always been my favorite holiday, probably because it encompasses three things I'm really passionate about: family, food, and being thankful! I strongly believe there is always a silver lining (even if sometimes it's really hidden) and that bei...

November 20, 2018

Right in the middle of this surrogacy story is another story. It’s tucked away, quiet and hidden in the background, but actually it’s central to this whole entire thing. 

The real story here is a love story, and it started when I was sixteen years old. 

I started dating...

November 14, 2018

Yesterday was the day we’d been waiting for: transfer day! Ever since getting matched with my IF’s (intended fathers) we have been counting down the days, and sometimes it has dragged on and on, and in other ways it was like POOF! Transfer time already!

I put on my luck...

November 8, 2018

I got the good news we were hoping for today, woo hoo!!

This morning I headed into Portland bright and early for my ultrasound and labs, and learned something in the process. I do not like heading into Portland bright and early 😂 Me and about, oh, a bazillion other peo...

November 2, 2018

Yesterday was an important day for the surrogacy journey and it threw me for a bit of a loop! I had some bloodwork done and also an ultrasound to make sure that the meds I’ve been taking are working like they’re supposed to be. 

Going into the ultrasound, I knew from my...

October 24, 2018

Happy Wednesday! This week is already flying right by. I'm not sure if it's the cooler weather, the busy days, the meds, or if I'm still trying to catch up from last week, but I am constantly feeling in need of a good nap!

Last week I had the best time having my family...

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About Beautiful Heart


Beautiful Heart is about chasing dreams. Scratch that. It's about dreaming a little bigger and then
chasing THAT dream. I am a mom, wife, lover of animals, good books, sunshine & rainy days,
coffee anytime, and always, always looking for the silver lining.


Life is a journey... Kindness matters. Smile often.