I feel like I need to say something…
For many people in the United States and around the world for that matter Friday was a very difficult day. I don’t know about you but I almost felt like the United States took a huge giant step backwards.
This organization is not a political one, not by a long stretch. We are however and educational organization that educates, supports and empowers intended parents globally – helping them create their families.
So I’m coming to you today just as a person, a mom, a sister, a friend, and I want you to know I understand how upset you may be at the results of our current election. We as a collective have worked so hard to get where we are today. We have worked tirelessly and so very hard to make Egg Donation, embryo donation, or Surrogacy no longer a dirty word, no longer something weird or artificial that causes people to give us sideways looks when they learn how we have created our family.
Could this new administration cause great problems and possibly destroy all of our work that we’ve done over the many years in regards to third-party reproduction. Maybe – but not if I can help it. I want us to focus on the fact that we are here to Support. Educate. Advocate. And Love. I don’t want us to become apathetic. I don’t want us to become afraid. I want us to continue with the message that we so proudly carry throughout our organization which as our own Carole LieberWilkins so brilliantly coined – “Love, not genes, makes a family”
We will continue to change the world one baby at a time- because folks that’s what we do.
Keep your head held high, and just stay focused on the prize which is your family. We are circling the wagons, and as I’ve said so many times it really does take a village to create and raise a family – and now more than ever we need to come together as a community, show solidarity, and just be strong.
The next four years maybe a challenge – but we can overcome anything if we do it together.