We recently celebrated Castle’s first birthday, and – looking back on my surrogacy journey -there are three things that stand out the most to me. Awkward Blind Date The first: being the most awkward blind date ever. Arrangements had been made for my husband and me to meet John and Carissa at a restaurant near where … Continue reading My Beautiful Surrogacy Journey
Pride Some experiences in life give you so much pride that whenever you think of or talk about them, you experience the emotion all over again. I’d say being a gestational surrogate gives you that reoccurring prideful feeling. The first time I wanted to be a surrogate was before I became a mother. I had a dear aunt … Continue reading My Story As A Surrogate
Gender Selection: Is it ethical? Is it okay to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) solely to choose your baby’s gender? Is it okay to choose gender if you’re “in there” anyway? Chrissy Tiegen is the public’s latest target after her innocent, though controversial, statement on Twitter: she chose “the little girl” embryo. She had already publicly shared many aspects of … Continue reading Gender Selection: Tiegen Spotlights the Issue
“Should I ? Really conflicted because of family.” This is the text I got from a woman on the east coast at 6 am today. Here’s what I told her. Read More About Author Megan Cohen Don’t make an adoption plan for your baby just because your family (or someone else) is pressuring you. Women who … Continue reading “Should I Give Baby Up For Adoption? Really Conflicted Because of Family”
Often, it’s hard to feel confident about the larger choices in life. Choices about your career and your relationships have so many different aspects to them that it can be difficult to make a decision. When you’re pregnant and think you might want to , you may feel like you need more information and … Continue reading How Can I Feel Confident About Adoption?
What is An Adoption Plan? An adoption plan is a plan that you create when you’re considering how you want your child’s adoption to proceed. Your adoption plan can begin before you choose an adoption agency or law firm, and it can shape who you choose to work with. Your adoption plan often includes your … Continue reading Why Make an Adoption Plan?
You’re pregnant, you’re worried, and you’re thinking of . You probably have a lot of questions. If you’re not a legal adult, can you still decide that adoption is right for you and make an adoption plan? Read More About Author Megan Cohen Who is an Adult? In 47 states, the age of legal … Continue reading Can a Minor Make an Adoption Plan?
When you’re thinking about how to , you go through a lot of different emotions. You may feel stressed, sad, or confused about what decision you should make. You may feel angry with your situation. You may also feel hopeful and wonder what your child’s life will be like in the future. When you’re working … Continue reading Getting Adoption Counseling
There are plenty of myths and misconceptions surrounding the adoption process – for both the birth parents and the adoptive parents. To help separate the rumors from the realities, we checked in with Betsy Hochberg, a licensed social worker and director of adoption resources at JF&CS Boston. Here, she offers her insight on how to … Continue reading Expert Interview Series: Betsy Hochberg with Adoption Resources About Adoption Process Myths
Should I give my child up for adoption? When you’re thinking about adoption, you may consider this choice because you’re not financially or emotionally ready to parent alone. What about those parents who choose to become single parents through adoption? Many people want to become parents, but they don’t have the right partner. They may … Continue reading Why Do Single Parents Adopt?