The pros and cons of open surrogacy

Songwriter and producer Desmond Child explains why he and his partner chose to have an "open surrogacy" and include the surrogate mother in their lives
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The pros and cons of open surrogacy

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In our case, we have an open surrogacy. Angela Whittaker is our surrogate mom, and she is in our lives as much as she wants to be. And that's been fantastic for us. And I know that ultimately our sons will appreciate having her and being able to go to her and to know that they came from somewhere, someone. And so we're very happy that we did it that way. And we did it that way for ourselves because we love her and she's our friend and we want to be friends forever. But we wanted this especially for our sons. When the boys were 6 months old, we brought all of our friends and families together to do a spiritual ceremony, a blessing. That's what we called it. And Angela was carried into the wonderful ceremony by these hunky men. And it was fantastic. And we were showing our entire community that Angela has a place of honor in our lives.
PREGNANCY, Fertility, Surrogacy

Songwriter and producer Desmond Child explains why he and his partner chose to have an "open surrogacy" and include the surrogate mother in their lives

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Desmond Child

Songwriter & Producer

For nearly 4 decades, songwriter/producer Desmond Child has reigned as one of music’s most successful creative forces.  His list of accolades includes Grammy awards, 70 Top 50 singles, and songs that have sold over 300 million albums worldwide.  Child’s career has been highlighted by a stunning array of diversity from Bon Jovi and Aerosmith to Ricky Martin, Alice Cooper, KISS and Katy Perry.   Despite having worked for nearly 40 years as a writer, producer, and artist, Child remains energized and enthusiastic.  TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro documents the 12-year journey of Desmond and his lifelong partner of 24 years, Curtis Shaw, and the extraordinary way they met and connected with Angela Whittaker, the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world.  From preconception through the boy’s first 10 years, TWO is the personal and powerful story of these unique individuals whose lives become inextricably woven together in magical and unexpected ways.  TWO is a testament to the universal power and ultimate triumph of love – that it is love that makes a family, affirming that modern families may be modern in their making, but timelessly human at their core.

 

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