Surrogacy

Sylvan Lake woman says surrogacy helps complete families

Source Eckville Echo

Cindy Pelletier poses for no a photo before giving birth to the child she was carrying for a same-sex couple from France. (Photo Submitted)

A Sylvan Lake woman is lending her voice to dispel the stigma and negative images around surrogacy.

Cindy Pelletier has been a surrogate twice, and is preparing to do so again.

She says becoming a surrogate for another person felt like a calling.

After giving birth to her third child, Pelletier felt her family was complete, but not her time with pregnancy.

“I was able to help others complete their family, I was healthy and able, so I felt like it was something I was supposed to do,” Pelletier said.

Deciding to become a surrogate came with a number of tough conversations, a number of questions, push-back and a lot of stigma.

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