A surrogate who stayed in the child's life

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A surrogate who stayed in the child's life

My circumstances as a surrogate are quite different I think than a typical surrogate in that I am very involved with the boys and their fathers. I was very good friends with Desmond and Curtis before we took this journey together. So on the other side of it they had made it very open and very clear to me that my relationship with the boys was going to be whatever I wanted it to be. And it just beautifully organically sort of turned into this extended family. I have been very involved with the children and still with the dads since the boys were born. We go on vacations together. We spend time playing together. I see them on a regular basis. So most surrogates don't really have that type of relationship with the intended parents. I remember the people at the agency in the beginning sort of counseling us as well that in order to make it more easy for the children to understand these relationships that they don't actually encourage it to a certain level, but again, ours was a unique situation in that I was already a part of their dad's lives.
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Angela Whittaker

Voice Actor & Writer

Angela Whittakergrew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Quite the entertainer from a young age, she constantly tortured her family with her self-directed plays and shows.  She received her B.A. in Organizational Communication from California State University, Sacramento.  She found herself doing commercial voice-overs for a medical company, got a voice-over agent, and the world of radio and television opened up to her.  She moved to Nashville to pursue singing, started meditating, and fell more deeply in love with the universe.  She studied meditation with Deepak Chopra and became one of his certified instructors.  She opened a little business called “House of Bliss,” and traveled around the country with Deepak, performing at his seminars, selling CDs (music and spoken-word poetry) and living the life of a spiritual gypsy for a few years.  She ended up on a meditation retreat in India with Deepak and 500 other people from around the world.  Everything turned upside-down during this life-changing trip when she had a vivid dream and decided to carry a baby for her gay friends, Curtis Shaw and his  long term partner- legendary songwriter, Desmond Child. Her pregnancy with the twins is chronicled in Angela's Diary-The Journey of a Surrogate Mother, a memoir awaiting publication and in the documentary, TWO-The Story of Roman and Nyro. Angela now lives with her husband, Manuel, in Santa Monica, California, and does voice-over work, currently represented in both Los Angeles and New York.  Her meditation practice remains the glue that keeps it all together, and she enjoys teaching in her spare time.  

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