“Don’t have a yard sale in your uterus.”
So goes Roseanne Conner’s advice to her daughter, Becky, in the reboot of “Roseanne” (now on ABC).
In the 21 years since the original series…went off the air, Becky is now a widowed waitress. With mounting bills to pay, she decides to become a surrogate. Her approach to selling her eggs and her uterus is nothing short of cavalier. To her, it’s strictly a for-profit enterprise. Yes, the show is using surrogacy as a way to talk about ethics… >> Read More
There's no love like sister love. For one pair of sisters, Randi Fishman and Erin Silverman, their bond is unbreakable: the two are joined by a baby!
When Maryland resident Fishman was 28 in…2011, she received horrific news: She had breast cancer. Her diagnosis happened right after she got married and was about to start a family, crushing her pregnancy dreams. At the time, Fishman was able to her freeze her eggs and started the expensive, time-consuming process to find a surrogate. They found one and she gave… >> Read More
What happened to Jessica Allen is probably the strangest surrogacy story you're ever going to hear.
Allen had agreed to be the surrogate for a couple who contracted her for $35,000 to be their…gestational surrogate, according to The New York Post. She became pregnant with twins, and gave birth via a C-section. Although she was contractually allowed an hour to spend with the twins before their departure with the Liu family (names changed for anonymity), this never happened. Mrs. Liu visited Allen the next day, only showing her a… >> Read More
I’m going in for a pregnancy test early next week, and I really hope it’s positive. The thing is, I most certainly do not want any more kids.
Let me explain: I’m working on giving birth to…someone else’s kid. Strangers, actually. Last week, I traveled to a fertility clinic in Connecticut where a doctor placed a 5-day old embryo (not genetically related to me) inside my uterus. For five weeks prior to this, I prepared my body with daily injections, and will continue doing so to ensure a successful pregnancy, throughout… >> Read More