To help myself process my surrogacy experience, I decided to start writing.
Being a surrogate was a path I had always felt destined to take. It was a path that I had hoped would be filled with positivity, optimism, and love. It was a path that I had hoped would ultimately lead to a new life.
But as I reflect on my experience, I realize how rocky and imperfect this road was for me. After giving this family a baby, they hurt and shunned me in the end. This part has been both horrific and traumatizing, creating, in my observation, a messy and unnecessary metaphorical afterbirth.
When I first began my writing journey, which was personal and private, I chose to revisit a story that had been published (September 2017) in our local newspaper. The story was about the family I carried for and my decision to be their surrogate. When I searched for the story online, I discovered that this article was missing. After contacting the editor (with no response), I contacted the company that owns this local entity. The lady I spoke with expressed confusion about the missing story, and its lack of existence in the online archives baffled her as well. She promised to investigate.
Long story short, the article was removed without going through proper channels or following media protocols (seemingly deleted as a favor to a friend).
It felt as though I had been removed not only from the newspaper, but also completely from this story... from this experience...
My motivation for writing publicly was born from this hurtful injustice and deletion.
Thus, the birth of my blog, which can be viewed here:
Readers have responded positively to my blog and my story, and, with the support of those readers and with the sincerest hopes of helping others who may be considering this path, I have decided to turn my story into a book. 😊
And that's where you come in.
I need your help to fund this project.
Help me tell my story. Help me share this tale... to inform, to help other women, to connect with people and perhaps reveal to them that they are not alone.
Visit Kicking It Forward @ http://kickingitforward.org
Risks and challenges
I plan to publish by December 4th, but I also have a family and run a small Montessori school. So please be aware that this may take me longer than expected. Still, goals! I'll do my best.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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