Overcoming challenges of surrogacy

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Overcoming challenges of surrogacy

As with anything in life, when you make a decision, especially one to carry a child for an intended couple, there's going to be some upsides to it, and there's going to be maybe some downsides to it. Again going back to the communication being really clear and open helps everybody as you take this journey together. I also think it's important to honor the surrogate I think with little things maybe along the way to make her feel special because she is giving this amazing gift to this intended couple or family. In my situation, I don't know if there was another situation like mine, because I had these two amazing doting gay men wanting to grant my every wish and desire. And they made me feel incredibly special. And being a surrogate mother to Roman and Nero, and the relationship that I have with Desmond and Curtis has been one of the greatest gifts of my life. And continues to be. They've enriched my life on so many levels. And I now have this beautiful extended family that's going to be mine forever.
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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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