071 – Evie Jeang – Surrogacy and Purpose

Evie Jeang

Why a family lawyer froze her eggs, then founded a one stop for all things surrogacy, why it is empowering for women, the legal and moral implications, and living her purpose…

Evie JeangEvie Jeang, Founder of Surrogacy Concierges, LLC (California’s premier and exclusive one stop shop to your surrogacy and fertility needs), and managing Partner of Ideal Legal Group, LLC (specialized in family law, special education, labor, and worker’s compensation), joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser. This is one of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

In this episode:

  • Why Jeang flew to NYC for this interview
  • Surrogacy and why Jeang never thought she wanted a family
  • Why Jeang froze eggs when she was  30, and the Wall Street Journal did a story, in which Jeang says they thought she was crazy (so did other people)
  • People’s reaction
  • How should you define family?
  • How Evie feels she changed the definition of family
  • Don’t have to be a mom to get married or have your own family
  • Worst choice people make is when they are in fear
  • Why Evie froze her eggs twice
  • Not an issue of being connected to a child for EvieEvie Jeang
  • Genetic testing can find out a lot about likely attributes of a future child
  • How she chose her surrogate
  • Why some people don’t want contact with the surrogate
  • Jeang as a lawyer, understanding of legal side of surrogacy
  • Surrogacy is still a perception, judgment issue
  • Not every state has legalized surrogacy, not legal in NYC, viewed as human trafficking
  • A lot of people come to California for surrogacy, very liberal about it there
  • Range of prices for surrogacy
  • Wanting to feel an unconditional love for another human being, feel every feeling every person can feel
  • How surrogacy teaches one to be a better daughter
  • What Surrogacy Concierges does, and lessons have taken away
  • The desire to control everything the surrogate is doing when they are a part of this big life event
  • Surrogates have to go through a psych evaluation to be sure of their stability and intentions
  • Surrogacy Concierges also has an egg donor bank
  • Why so much focus on Asia (prior one child policy)
  • Why Surrogacy Concierges has an Asian egg donor bank

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