Selena – I could not help thinking that this sounds like a business

While working as a doctor, [I've seen] that egg/sperm donation or surrogacy isn't questioned in terms of the impact that it may have on the child. I would say in fact, that it is celebrated. Celebrated in the sense that people are not allowing themselves to be...

Angelina – I slammed the phone down, ran to my bed crying in disbelief, and decided my friends would have to be my family

I had a different childhood as my father was 41 and my mom 18. After they were married for 10 years my mother started seeing a woman behind my dad's back.   One weekend, me, this woman, an old family friend a few years older than me who was visiting from the UK, and...

Olivia – We’re trading with humans, we’re selling humans, we’re buying uteruses. [Surrogacy] should be abolished worldwide

Olivia Auriol was born via traditional surrogacy in Louisville, Kentucky, and grew up between France and the United States. She recently shared her story in a Webinar with Abolition GPA about her experiences growing up as a child of surrogacy. While Olivia’s parents...
Evangeline Kippling – Transgender mom and meth addict dad

Evangeline Kippling – Transgender mom and meth addict dad

My parents were separated before I was even born and they got officially divorced when I was 1. My mom started dating women after that...and she also cut her hair very short and dressed kind of manly. My dad went to prison twice when I was younger for possession of...

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I hated growing up with gay parents

I hated growing up with gay parents

(Originally published on Reddit) Right away, I want to make something clear: I’m not a homophobe. My sister is gay, many of my friends are gay. If anything, even though I’m straight, having gay parents made me more comfortable with people in the LGBTQ+ scene. It never...

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