Surrogacy as a Family Building Option: Surrogate and Intended Parent Perspectives

June 17, 2016
Hosted by Hemda Mizrahi

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Episode Description

This is the second in a three-episode series that features surrogacy as a route to parenting. In this episode, you’ll hear the stories of both an intended parent turned mother, and a former surrogate who, post delivery, discovered yet another calling in facilitating the surrogacy journeys of others. You’ll benefit from responses to commonly asked questions as they share the decision-making steps that led them to choose both the option of surrogacy, and an agency that would best support their aspirations. We’ll talk about the realities they experienced, from the initial intended parent-carrier conversation and face-to-face meeting, to pregnancy, delivery, and beyond. In support of your exploration, you’ll learn about the sensitive issues, stressors, and unanticipated challenges they encountered at various junctures of the process.

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“Turn the Page” features best practices in performance and quality of life for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses. Subject matter experts, many of whom are long-time entrepreneurs, discuss the business models that have enabled them to recover from setbacks, thrive, and adjust course based on both their growth paths and marketplace changes. Guests include specialists in law, marketing, public relations, product and service-focused global businesses, social entrepreneurship, parental leave planning, and other disciplines. You’ll benefit from the stories of distinguished performers, such as executives and former pro athletes who have transferred and augmented their strengths to become business owners in the service of creative autonomy, lifestyle flexibility, philanthropy, and other legacy goals. Host Hemda invites you to subscribe to the show through iTunes or Stitcher, and to explore becoming a sponsor or affiliate by contacting her through the “Email Host” link.

Hemda Mizrahi

Hemda Mizrahi, Ed.M., M.A., is a Board Certified Coach who specializes in executive and leadership development. Using the tools she has gained from her training in mediation, image consulting, and as a certified wellness coach and licensed therapist, she partners with clients on issues related to career transition, lifestyle management, and performance. As an organizational effectiveness consultant, Hemda collaborates with businesses to address gaps in the employee and customer experience. Her coaching, consulting and radio talk show roles are informed by her managerial experience in healthcare and higher education, participation on advisory boards, and entrepreneurship expertise. Hemda earned Master’s degrees in Organizational and Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from Cornell University. She is certified in the research-based 360-degree feedback assessments developed by the Center for Creative Leadership.

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