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Where’re my Cliff Notes on being a First Time Parent?

Books to Help Intended Parents through Gestational Surrogacy

We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves. – Henry Ward Beecher

Gestational surrogacy can be fraught with anxiety, concern and stress of the unknown — all of these are natural and ok to feel. After all, you are entrusting on someone with your most intimate want — having a child. Here at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we want to calm those nerves and answer any questions that you may have.

We understand that it’s easy to get overwhelmed in all the information available for first time parents, so allows us to give you the cliff notes version. Rather than checking every bookstore high and low on the book to being a perfect parent — trust us, there isn’t one — here are our book suggestions to help you understand gestational surrogacy or parenting in general.

Books to Help Intended Parents through Gestational Surrogacy

1) I Got Drunk at my Baby Shower: Our Successful Surrogacy Story by Susan Bowen and Heidi Thompson 

This book is simply amazing, and one you are sure to enjoy. It tells a story that brings together the perspectives of the intended mother and gestational carrier. Bowen and Thompson co-wrote the book and speak of their emotional roller coaster. Each chapter illustrates their individual point of view and their journey creating a family through surrogacy. 

2) The Journey of Same-Sex Surrogacy: Discovering Ultimate Joy by Jason Warner 

The book takes you through the journey of same sex gestational surrogacy. It speaks to the possibilities and dreams, as well as the trials along the way. If you are looking for a book filled with stories about hope, realistic expectations and encouragement, be sure to check out this book. 

3) Successful Surrogacy: An Intended Parents’ Guide to a Rewarding Relationship With Their Surrogate Mother by Susan MZ Fuller

If you are questioning how, as an intended parent, you can trust a stranger to carry your child you should read Fuller’s book. You will love that the author is a seven-time gestational surrogate. As a reader and hopeful parent, you are assured that she understands how hard it can be to trust in someone so completely. She talks about the step-by-step process of gestational surrogacy and what it takes to establish and maintain a great relationship with your gestational carrier. 

Cliff Notes on Parenting

While reading through all of the books, blogs and magazine articles available on gestational surrogacy, there is one theme that is consistent in all of them. That is, there is no greater connection or bond than that between a child and his or her parents — regardless of where or how that child became a part of your family. 

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive families in Oklahoma for over 19 years. Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized adoption experience to all involved in the adoption process.  If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

You may visit our website here or call toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777
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Ashley JohnsonMeet the Author: Ashley Johnson is an Editorial Intern from Pendroy, Montana. She writes a weekly lifestyle  blog which includes adoption and surrogacy. Before starting at Adoption Choices, Inc., Ashley worked for six years as a legal clerk for a judge in Montana. She has decided to go back to college to finish her degree in Communications in hopes of pursuing her passion for writing. Ashley is excited  to share her experience with  adoption as well as being able to bring a rural outlook on adoption and surrogacy. 

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys working on her family ranch with her husband and two children, coaching high school basketball and settling in. 

Sources:

Amazon.Com, 2020, https://www.amazon.com/Got-Drunk-Baby-Shower-Successful/dp/1627468382. 

Amazon.Com, 2020, https://www.amazon.com/Journey-Same-Sex-Surrogacy-Discovering-Ultimate/dp/061589562X. 

“30 Quotes On Parenting “. Psychology Today, 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201209/30-quotes-parenting.

 

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