Exploring The Differences Between Adoption and Gestational Surrogacy

Differences between adoption and surrogacy

All My Love: Stories of Hope, Inspiration & Support From A Birth Mother, Episode 3

What are the differences between gestational surrogacy and adoption? Well, for starters, most women who are considering adoption are never expecting to be in that position in the first place! With gestational surrogacy, a woman makes a conscious choice to carry a child who is not biologically related to her. In adoption, a woman carries a child who is absolutely biologically her child.

In this episode, join me for an honest conversation with my good friend Hoku, a gestational surrogate. Hoku and I discuss the major differences between adoption and surrogacy as well as topics like the language of adoption, how adoption relationships differ from surrogacy relationships, and how a surrogate picks a family to work with.


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About this Podcast

Whether you are considering adoption, have already placed your child, or are simply touched by adoption, you'll want to hear Emily's unique and candid insights on open adoption. From dealing with grief and loss to managing the adoptive parent / birth parent relationship, Emily shares the birth mother perspective with humor, honesty, and courage.

Emily Shirley