Factors to consider before being a surrogate

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Factors to consider before being a surrogate

When I was deciding to be a surrogate, I really had to sit down and ask myself some hard questions. Physically, emotionally, spiritually how was this going to affect me at that time and my life. And I almost feel that our situation was unique in that it's sort of the universe kind of brought us all together. And I was at this point in my life where I was very open to it. And also flashing back to 15 years prior, I had had this aha moment on the beach in the South of France seeing this beautiful pregnant woman thinking wouldn't it be amazing to bring a beautiful child into this world. But I knew I wasn't ready to be a mother. So those were some of the things I was thinking about. Because I really just wanted to do it to also help make their dream come true to have a child. That was a big factor for me, one of the driving forces for me to become a surrogate for Desmond and Curtis was because I wanted to help them create this dream of a family. I didn't necessarily sign up to be a surrogate in the way that most women do. That's why our situation was very unique.
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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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