One of the most pivotal moments of my life was deciding to become a surrogate. It taught me about giving back in the most loving way – through creating life for someone else. It is gift that you can’t put a price on. I have given birth to three beautiful baby boys that will always be a part of me, even though I’m not raising them.

The blogs I’ve written about surrogacy are personal and raw and chalked full of things that may surprise you. Enjoy!

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Pregnant Belly

The Truth About Pregnancy – What is Fact and Fiction?

By Angela Pickering | March 29, 2020

When you are part of an ever-growing industry like fertility, you make it your job to always be researching and fact-finding about the latest advice people give. I’m always speaking with interesting individuals, and professionals in the health field that intrigue me and challenge my current mindset. One such individual was a client of mine…

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Being A Surrogate – What Does It Take?

By Angela Pickering | August 6, 2019

Changing The Stigma Of Helping Others The Challenge of Commitment Today Commitment – the dictionary meaning of the word is… the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, or activity. It really doesn’t do the word justice. Because it means something that is rare in today’s humanity. Committing to show up, to be…

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Blooming Babies…

By Angela Pickering | September 8, 2016

When I began my dream of starting my own surrogacy agency, I never imagined what it would truly feel like to create something from the ground up and watch it blossom. Well the petals are in full and they couldn’t be any brighter. In March, I launched my company – Canadian Surrogacy Community. As a…

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The New Normal

By Angela Pickering | October 24, 2013

I think this blog is important to write. Not just for my own therapeutic needs, but for the many people who are curious about how I felt the first week after giving birth to Luca. The ‘It must be strange to go home without a baby’ comment kept being repeated and I began to understand…

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My Surrogate Birth – Welcoming Baby Luca

By Angela Pickering | October 14, 2013

“You see, pouches are where baby kangaroos are kept cozy and warm until they are ready to come out into the world.” –       The Kangaroo Pouch, by Sarah Phillips Pellet   And so it came to be that on Tuesday, October 8th, at 8:38 pm, baby Luca Emanuele Furtado, came out of my pouch and…

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The Ritual of Nesting

By Angela Pickering | September 11, 2013

In the past five weeks since my last blog, a lot has taken place. Aside from the obvious, that my belly has grown immensely, I have been able to watch the Daddies-to-be begin a ritual all first time parents find themselves doing – nesting. Now usually this happens to the ‘mother’ while she is pregnant,…

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Happily United…

By Angela Pickering | July 28, 2013

Somehow things always seem to come full circle… On July 6th I was invited to witness Frank and Norm unite in marriage. I had never been to a gay wedding before and wasn’t really sure what to expect, but as it turns out, it wasn’t any different than other weddings I had been to. Two…

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Celebrating life…

By Angela Pickering | May 28, 2013

Birthdays are to celebrate life. It’s to remind us of the day we came into this world and the beauty that has surrounded that life ever since. But let’s face it, we all too often look at birthdays as a reminder of getting older and losing another precious year to the fight against time. I’m not…

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Boy or Girl?

By Angela Pickering | May 16, 2013

So at almost 19 weeks pregnant, little bambino is starting to make his or herself known. Little kicks and pokes low in my tummy remind me of how big Frank and Norm’s baby must be getting. And the kids are having a blast asking me constantly “Is it this big?” And at almost half way,…

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Bittersweet Goodbye…

By Angela Pickering | March 30, 2013

For all intents and purposes it is much easier for me to refer to the parents as F & N. Our trips to Toronto have been long and tedious. Since October we have spent 5 hours on the road every few weeks. It was time away from my kids that my amazing husband picked up…

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