Category Archives: Surrogacy

Two Degrees of Separation: How My Surrogate’s Mother Became My Newborns’ Grandmother

I know a woman.  She is older than me, but not by too much.  She is smart (a teacher). She is entertaining, loving, and kind with a gorgeous head of purple hair.  She is my children’s grandmother – the only … Continue reading



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Myths and Realities of Surrogacy

Dear Reader: This is an update of a previous post. Given the increase in surrogates and surrogacy, we thought it important to present this comprehensive review of it all. MYTH    You have to be a couple to be able … Continue reading



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Surrogacy: Myths and Realities

MYTH:  The surrogate mother will keep my baby. REALITY In the history of surrogacy in the USA there have been 65 cases documented of a couple not accepting their child.  There have been 26 surrogate mothers that are recorded as … Continue reading


Karen Synesiou is CEO of the Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc. Karen has been passionate about surrogacy since seeing her now partner, Bill Handel, on “60 Minutes” when she was a girl growing up in South Africa. She is also the mother of three children born through IVF - a daughter who is eight, and twin five year old boys, born from remaining frozen embryos when she was 42.

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