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I have no regrets. I had an amazing surrogate who carried my son for me. I am so grateful to her. I can even say I am grateful for having cancer. I was always meant to be a mom, but if I didn't have cancer, I never would have had Zev. I would have had a kid, but not Zev, and I want Zev - tantrums and all.
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Surrogate motherhood has been the subject of much philosophical and political dispute over the years.
The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
For my own family, I would always choose the makeshift, surrogate family formed by various characters unrelated by blood.
My wife and I had been trying a while to have a baby. We tried a bunch of things - so we had a surrogate.
There was a friend of ours who worked with a girl who had said she would consider being a surrogate. We met her and right away she was awesome. We were looking for someone who could take care of themselves and it was pretty clear she could.
Israel is the agent and surrogate of the United States and as such is treated entirely differently from every other country in the region. How can anyone expect Iran to accept that it is right for Israel to have nuclear weapons while itself being disallowed?
But when I would see the surrogate, my first instinct, my first reaction would be jealousy, because she was doing what I wanted to do.
I don't run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general.
Alfred M. Gray
All the time I was playing the flute, the lines, the solos, the riffs, the construction, were based on my guitar skills. I did not play the flute to exploit its natural faculties, but I used it as a surrogate guitar.
I told her I wanted a plastic surgeon to sew me up, and I wanted her to freeze my ovaries, so I could harvest the eggs and have a biological child through a surrogate.
But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism.
Thomas E. Mann
My mother, father, stepmother and surrogate mother have all died of cancer; my best friend has got terminal cancer and at least five of my other friends have had cancer but survived it.
Oscar Hammerstein was a surrogate father during all those many days, and weeks and months when I didn't see my own father.
Art and literature are my surrogate religions.
For me, and maybe for many religious kids of the '60s, the church lost relevance the more it became a surrogate in the movement for social and political change.
I was a surrogate for Obama; I helped fundraise. I'm still a supporter.
Brian J. White
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