How to help your surrogate

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How to help your surrogate

I think a couple can make it easy on their intended surrogate by (a) again, I think it's the communication between the parties that are involved. But I also think that surrogacy is changing. I look at our situation and its uniqueness in that I was friends with the fathers before we decided to create these two beautiful boys together. In the past I think agencies have been concerned about surrogates becoming too involved with the child to be and the dads. Just because they had a fine line of the roles they thought needed to be played. But again, I think those are starting to grey a little bit. And I look at our situation in that this new modern family has been created where the surrogate has become very involved in the child's life with the parents. So again, it's changing, and it's evolving, and I really think it depends on the people who are involved in it and what they want to get out of it.
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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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