A well-rounded glimpse at surrogacy up on OregonLive.com which touches on adoption agencies now adding gestational surrogacy services in light of falling domestic and international adoptions. It’s refreshing to read a non-inflammatory piece on surrogacy in the news once in a while.
“Flamer-Powell said surrogacy isn’t about giving up a baby but about giving a baby back. “This is not a bonding experience between you and an infant,” she said. “Honestly, this is more a bonding experience between you and the family.”
In her case, she said, the women she carried for became close friends who now text her regularly with photos of their growing boy. On the day she delivered their son, she said, her 3-year-old told them, “Here’s your baby. My mommy carried him for you.”
Black said surrogacy is, ultimately, about families.
“It’s one of the most beautiful family-building options out there,” she said. “So intentional, with so much love and care and thought. And that’s really magical.”
So much YES! While my 3-year-old at the time was pretty much unaware of it all, this woman’s sentiments echo my own. You go, Oregon Surrogates!