Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 172 of The New Family Podcast where we talk to an advocate of decriminalizing paid surrogacy about common misconceptions around surrogacy and why she believes the current laws penalize families.
This podcast and the website are all about the many forms that families take, which includes the way those families are created. We’ve discussed surrogacy on a number of occasions. It’s a compelling topic, especially given that Canada has become what some call a medical tourism destination for surrogacy.
Yet there are a lot of misconceptions about surrogacy and a lot of grey area that my guest on this episode wants to see change. Leia Swanberg is the founder and owner of Canadian Fertility Consulting, or CFC, a prominent surrogacy consulting agency, and an outspoken advocate for decriminalizing surrogacy. She shares her own experience with surrogacy, personally and professionally, including a news-making run-in with the law.
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What Leia’s wishes people understood about surrogacy:
“Women who are participating are empowered and going into this for themselves just as much as for the intended parents. This beautiful right of passage and this gift is equally bestowed upon them as it is to the parents.”
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