How to know if you're prepared to be a surrogate

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How to know if you're prepared to be a surrogate

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I think in contemplating be a surrogate for an intended couple, it's important for the woman to really get in touch with herself on a deep level as far as expectations, what she feels this journey will entail for her in that responsibilities. And it's a pregnancy. At the end of the day, you're carrying a child for another human being or another couple. For me, because I didn't really say, I'm going to be a surrogate and went down this path that most surrogates do, it was something that I had to do some deep soul-searching about as far as why I wanted to do this. And at the end of the day it was really because I wanted to help Desmond and Curtis create a family for themselves. And I wanted to have this experience too of bringing this child into the world. Because I wasn't quite sure if I was ever going to have children of my own. So it was really a gift for both of us.
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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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