Advice for couples using a surrogate

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I think for an intended couple looking for a surrogate, some of my advice might be, (a) I think it's important to work with an agency. Because they can do a lot of the filtering for you before you get to that decision-making point. And a lot of it is going with your gut and your heart as far as this woman who's going to be carrying your child how you connect with her - spiritually, emotionally. And I think communication is of the utmost. That's one thing that Desmond and Curtis and I committed to doing with each other from the get go, in that everything was on the table as far as our concerns or maybe some of our needs and things like that. We kept the dialogue really open and continuous throughout the process.
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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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