Minnesota Surrogacy Awareness

Stories

Surrogacy isn’t as beautiful as the industry would like you to believe. If it were, this multi-million dollar industry wouldn’t keep pushing to create new Minnesota laws that legalize their commercial surrogacy agreements. There would be no need.

Here are some stories about surrogacy that you won’t hear from the industry.

Melissa Cook

Dad demands abortion after surrogate learns she’s having triplets

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Marybeth Walz

A mother who had twins via a surrogate says Verizon denied her paid maternity leave—and then fired her after the premature babies died.

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Megan Hoffner

Used, abused, and called trailer trash. How UK poster boys for gay fatherhood turned on woman hired for her womb.

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Wassana

Wassana’s story, which she shared with The Associated Press on condition that her last name not be used to protect her family and 8-year-old son from embarrassment, offers clues into an extraordinarily complex puzzle that boils down to two questions: Who is Shigeta and why did he want so many babies?

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Laurel

This is what a woman whom I’ll call Laurel had to do to become a “gestational” surrogate: Take an injection of hormones to knock her fully functional cycle off its orbit and suppress ovulation.

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Pattaramon Chanbua

When Ms Pattaramon Chanbua, a 21-year-old food vendor in Thailand’s seaside town of Sri Racha, agreed via an agent to be a surrogate mother for an Australian couple for a fee of A$16,000 (S$18,577), she thought it would be a great source of income for her family.

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Jessica Kern

Jessica Kern was sixteen the day she found the missing puzzle piece that finally made her life make sense.

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Jessica Szalacinski

A mother-of-one has spoken out about her experiences—good and bad—of being a surrogate for gay and infertile couples.

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