SISTERLY TALK : Real Stories from Real Women — Surrogacy

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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