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Surrogacy: With Erica Schroepfer

Surrogacy: With Erica Schroepfer

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People have so much judgement about parenting, from what to feed your kids to where they sleep. There’s also incredible judgement about how people become parents. I was shocked to find out how controversial surrogacy is not only in people’s minds, but in the laws of countries all across the world and even in certain States in the U.S.

Erica holding the twins she birthed as their surrogate

Erica holding the twins she birthed as their surrogate

It never really occurred to me people would actively oppose surrogacy, but I guess that was naive given the incessant focus on controlling women’s bodies especially with regard to fertility, birth, abortion, etc. Part of the reason I wholeheartedly support surrogacy is my relationship with Erica Schroepfer, a friend of mine who has successfully birthed twins as their surrogate. In this episode, Erica tells me all about her experience carrying children who aren’t her own and how she’s doing it again for a different family. If you’d like to continue to follow Erica’s journey after our talk, check out Stork Diaries.

Broadway Baby: With Ilana Levine

Broadway Baby: With Ilana Levine

Pioneering Space & Motherhood: With Dr. Anna Fisher

Pioneering Space & Motherhood: With Dr. Anna Fisher