Men Having Babies Presents a Teen Panel: Surrogacy Born Kids Speaking About Their Origins
In this Teen Panel, Elinor, Liv, and Zachary, teens born through Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation, share how they found out they were born via gestational carrier and how those experiences have impacted them.
The panelists described asking questions from ages 3 years old to 8 years old about coming into the world through surrogacy. They also asked their parents about genetics and their background.
The panelists told parents to have open communication with their child so they feel comfortable asking questions. We have also written a blog post about how to talk with your kids about surrogacy written by a Circle Surrogate! You can read her blog post here. You can also check out our Pinterest board filled with books to read with your children!
When asked about having a mother figure, the panelists feel that they don’t have a mother figure, but some have strong female figures in their lives.
On the concept of feminism, the panel all expressed an ongoing need for equality between genders. Lastly, young adults expressed the different roles their fathers play in their lives.
In giving advice to prospective parents, Zachary says, “A family is about love and caring. I’d say if you’ve got two people who love each other and they want to have kids, they should have kids.”
The Teen Panel was part of the Men Having Babies Conference in November 2016.
In 2019, we reached 2,000 babies born through surrogacy at Circle Surrogacy and had the privilege of interviewing our first single gay father and his now 19 year old son. You can read their story here! Be sure to stay tuned and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more stories about our intended parents, parents, surrogates, and egg donors!