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#1 of 11 Old 04-02-2009, 12:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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anyone have the link to the MDC surrogacy thread?

I have some questions myself and I can't seem to find it
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I'm not sure where the thread is, but I'm a surrogate and would love to answer your questions if I'm able.

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This is the older one
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...777712&page=26
and then there was this one
http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1026269


Ask away if you have any questions! There are quite a few of us on MDC.

Mama to my own amazing children..student midwife..home birth activist..and gestational surrogate-twin boys weighing 7lbs3oz & 8lbs4oz...vaginal, unmedicated forced induction @ 38w5d
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I've been approached by a couple to be their surrogate mother - something I've wanted to do since I was 19. I'm 33 now (ultra wise ) and I want to do it...but I really entered into this wanting to help a woman who has had to live with infertility. I was told at 19 that I'd never have children and it was a horrible fact to live with...but then I was blessed and healed with two children of my own! So I want to help a woman out who has to really live with this trauma. The couple that wants me to be their surrogate are two men. I'm not opposed to helping them out, but I did get into this to help an infertile woman.

I'm not looking for answers - I have to decide what to do ultimately - but I am looking for someone to talk to since I have NO ONE to talk about this. WWYD?
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yeah the surrogacy group is pretty quiet these days.

I am also a surrogate, but I can't tell you what to do either...other then if you wanted to help a woman, then help a woman BUt I know many women who decide to help gay couples and don't regret that either. I personally don't feel that the sex of the person matters as much as the relationship between yourself and the person/couple.

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There was a surrogacy post in the adoption forum not too long ago that you may find of interest.
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Hey there! I'm a surro as well...feel free to ask questions or you can send me a PM if you'd like. I have limited Internet access for the next week (thank God for the iPhone!) but I'll be back online in a few days.

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This was a really interesting, and brutally honest, thread about surrogacy.

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This was a really interesting, and brutally honest, thread about surrogacy.
eh. many taditional surrogates do get pregnant this way (with and without clinics involvement). It can be done legally, and well.

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eh. many taditional surrogates do get pregnant this way (with and without clinics involvement). It can be done legally, and well.
Oh, I wasn't actually referencing the "can it be done?" parts of this thread. As the thread developed it was more about the derivative identity issues related to the first mother/child relationship that I thought were interesting, particularly because it touched on the experience of when the parents are a same-sex male couple (which is what OP here was asking about).

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