In this Teen Panel at Men Having Babies, Elinor, Liv, and Zachary (all born with Circle Surrogacy) share how they found out they were born via gestational carrier.
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. [Books for discussing surrogacy with your child].
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, the 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.