Jul 22, 2018
Episode 10: Black Surrogacy- Redefining the Norms
Surrogacy first went public in the US during the late 1970's. The surrogacy didn’t involve a financial compensation, otherwise known as traditional surrogacy. A team made up of Noel Keane and Dr. Ringold introduced the first surrogacy clinic — Infertility Center — making history with artificial insemination. Surrogate pregnancies have doubled since 2015. We most often hear of other ethnicities becoming surrogates, and seldom in the AA community (not that it doesn’t happen). Why is that?!? Most recently, Kim Kardashian delivered her third child, via a (young) Black woman surrogate. Today’s topic will discuss about what it means to be an African-American surrogate and it’s perception within our community.
Guest Momologist: Michelle Whitaker is a 29 year old wife, mom, and YouTube content creator who loves all things creative. Michelle’s YouTube channel documents her family’s homeschooling journey and her road to becoming a surrogate mother. Michelle has been married to her amazing wife for 8 years and they have a 7 year old daughter. When Michelle is not creating content for YouTube, she enjoys reading, self-care, planning and spending time with family.
Sanders, Cheryl. (1992) Surrogate Motherhood and Reproductive Technologies: An African American Perspective. Creighton Law Review. 25, 1707-1723; Retrieved: https://dspace2.creighton.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10504/39970/82_25CreightonLRev1707(1991-1992).pdf?sequence=1
Steiner, Leslie Morgan (2013 Nov 25). Who Becomes a Surrogate? The Atlantic.Retrieved: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/11/who-becomes-a-surrogate/281596/
Surrogate Moms Online:
Young, Yakira (2017 September 8) Kimye’s Surrogate Has Officially Been Revealed, And She’s a Young Black Woman. BET Online, Retrieved: https://www.bet.com/style/2017/9/11/kimye-s-black-surrogate-has-officially-been-revealed.html
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