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Gabrielle Union says accepting surrogacy felt like surrendering to failure



Gabrielle Union is revealing the heartbreaking in the surrogacy journey in a powerful essay

In a recent essay published by TIME from Union’s new book, “You Got Anything Stronger?” the actor, 48, details her surrogacy experience after experiencing multiple losses.

“I had been through an adenomyosis diagnosis and more miscarriages than I could confidently count,” Union said, adding that her doctor said her best chance for a healthy baby was via surrogate. “I wanted the experience of being pregnant. To watch my body expand and shift to accommodate this miracle inside me.”

Union revealed that she also wanted to be pregnant after after being shamed severally.

Union revealed that her husbands previous relationships, including a baby with another woman in 2013, weighed heavily on her mind while making the decision to pursue surrogacy.

“I got the sense a lot of white families-to-be were more comfortable with brown people as surrogates—Latina and South Asian—who were often classified as ‘breeders,'” she wrote. “Now, I am Black, and I am used to hearing how people speak of women of color, but this was some Handmaid’s Tale sh-t.”


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