SISTERLY TALK : Real Stories from Real Women — Egg donor

Rental Womb

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Rental Womb

Because every woman has her own journey. At 17 years old, I was reading the local newspaper and an advertisement about surrogacy instantly seized my attention. It was one money-maker I had never thought of before. The year prior, my dad passed away. I left school to help my mother and two older sisters run our family farm through challenging financial times. We always had food to eat, and a roof over our heads, but luxuries like a new pair of shoes, or coat were reserved for extraordinarily special occasions. With my sister’s full-time job, and our family contributions on...

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Her Pregnancy, My Baby

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Her Pregnancy, My Baby

Because every woman has her own journey. January 2016 in Dover, Vermont. Snow is falling, it’s 17 degrees out, and my husband has two layers of pajamas underneath a thick wool blanket to keep warm.  Somehow, I’m drenched in my own sweat, chugging my bedside iced water, and my fresh blow-out has completely frizzed up in a matter of hours. Heads up-- I’ve had anxiety my entire life: anxiety about everything. School, money, family, friendships, and work. Yet this anxiety is borderline unbearable. Rewind to my earlier years. I’m originally from Bellows Falls. My parents struggled with alcoholism, my younger...

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Sisters and Eggs

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Sisters and Eggs

Starting a family was never really my thing. I grew up in Central Florida, to a single mom with three daughters. My dad left us when my mom was pregnant with my little sister, and we haven’t heard from him since. My mom remarried when I was 8 years old. It was quite the adjustment, but seeing my mom max out her credit cards, get kicked out of housing, and crying daily was dreadful. This couldn’t be life. My stepdad is great. Scratch that, he’s my dad – the only one I’ve ever had. Upon my mom marrying, we all...

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