About Us

At Dakota Surrogacy, we tailor our surrogacy program to fit your needs.

We work closely with our gestational surrogates and intended parents, keeping the interactions personal, making ourselves available and minimizing the opportunities for stress. We are committed to guiding you through this entire process and are confident you will feel the quality and unique care Dakota Surrogacy provides as we experience this incredible journey together.


Emilee Gehling
Co-Founder & Operating Director

Emilee Boyle Gehling is a married mother of four and a lawyer focused on gestational surrogacy and adoption. She has been involved in upwards of 100 surrogacy matters and cases. Emilee finds great satisfaction in uniting parents with a child or giving them a chance to start a family through surrogacy. As a mother herself, she understands the joy and meaning a child brings to the home, and works hard to make that joy a reality for each family. Emilee was also recently crowned Mrs. Iowa International 2019, where she uses her platform to support local charities and bring awareness to the discussion on alternate ways to grow a family. She has partnered with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to make this initiative a reality, a national non-profit that promotes foster care adoption. Emilee is thrilled to be able to use this opportunity to bring light to an issue she is truly passionate about and will continue to raise awareness as the competition continues. She is a professional, competent presence who is dedicated to seeing her passions come to life.





Traci Boyle
Co-Founder & Coordinator

Traci loves hearing the stories of surrogates and intended parents and loves helping them through the complexities that make up the process of surrogacy. She schedules and coordinates with potential and current intended parents, and assists with daily operations to ensure the entire process goes smoothly. Traci also provides information and support to surrogates from the first time they contact us until they are matched with a family. She assists them through their screening and prepares them to be matched.


Traci appreciates that she is part of a company that helps other families grow. She loves the supportive environment and the unique personalities that make every day interesting and fun. She is a mother to four rambunctious football and baseball-loving boys. When she’s off the clock, her favorite things are spending time with her family in Okoboji, hiking, camping in national parks and going to museums.


Traci is honored to work with Emilee to bring intended parents and surrogates together for their exciting surrogacy journey.





To begin your journey toward parenthood or help build a family as a Gestational Surrogate, contact Dakota Surrogacy!