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Ep 19 | What to Consider Between Adoption And Surrogacy

A common misconception is that adoption and surrogacy are the same thing. They are not.

In this episode, Eloise Drane shares her thoughts on these distinct family-building options and she presents the primary considerations to keep in mind if you find yourself deciding between these two distinguishable paths to parenthood.

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Ep 18 | Learn How Surrogacy Without an Agency IS Possible

After being in the industry for now 20 years, I’ve become increasingly troubled by the realization that a huge percentage of people can’t fulfill their dreams of parenthood because of the staggering costs. IVF is expensive. Surrogacy is expensive. And these costs keep too many people from pursuing their dreams of becoming parents. So yes, I am an agency owner, but I know that agency costs can be prohibitive. Because of this, I’m on a mission to make it known that you CAN do surrogacy without an agency. It IS possible to have a successful surrogacy journey without paying thousands upon thousands of dollars in agency fees. And I’m here today to tell you how it’s done.

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Ep 17 Part 2 | Infertility: African-American Community Personal Stories

Black women experience infertility at almost 2x the rate of our counterparts and yet we are least likely to seek treatment. In addition, many conditions that directly impact fertility, such as fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, and others disproportionately affect black women as well. The harmful stereotypical belief that black women are somehow more fertile, or that we don’t participate in foster care, adoption, or fertility treatments is yet another factor. Newsflash: We aren’t, and we do.

Together, Regina Townsend – founder of The Broken Brown Egg – and Eloise Drane are partnering to encourage other Black women to begin this very important dialogue of reproductive health and fertility.

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Ep 17 Part 1 | Infertility: African-American Community Personal Stories

Black women experience infertility at almost 2x the rate of our counterparts and yet we are least likely to seek treatment. In addition, many conditions that directly impact fertility, such as fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, and others disproportionately affect black women as well. The harmful stereotypical belief that black women are somehow more fertile, or that we don’t participate in foster care, adoption, or fertility treatments is yet another factor. Newsflash: We aren’t, and we do.

Together, Regina Townsend – founder of The Broken Brown Egg – and Eloise Drane are partnering to encourage other Black women to begin this very important dialogue of reproductive health and fertility.

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Ep 16 | Fertility Benefits+Insurance Coverage-Advocate Davina Fankhauser

Eloise talks fertility benefits and how to secure insurance coverage for your family building efforts with infertility advocate Davina Fankhauser of Fertility Within Reach.

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Ep 12 | A Spouse’s Perspective on His Wife Being a Surrogate

You want to become a surrogate, but you’re wondering how to make sure your partner or spouse is on board with your decision? Eloise’s husband Anthony joins her to have an open, honest, and REAL discussion about a spouse’s reaction to his wife becoming a surrogate.

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