I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in April, but I’m still not completely comfortable with my family’s life after I die.
I don’t have a family of my own to look after.
So, for now, I’ve taken on the task of finding a surrogate family.
That is, of finding someone to be my surrogate parent.
I’ve tried using the surrogacy industry, which is a big deal, to find a surrogate who will be able to look out for me while I’m alive.
I’m hoping that if I can make a couple of connections, I can find a family to take care of me while they’re still here, and I won’t have to worry about finding a new surrogate.
It would be a big sacrifice to be on my own, but it would mean so much to me.
My surrogate mother is the only person I’m sure I’ll ever know, so I know I’ll always have someone to look at and to talk to.
I think I’d like to take my time getting to know her and see if we can find someone we can trust.
That’s why I’m starting this petition.
If I can get as many people as possible involved, I think that would be really helpful.
I’d also like to find someone to help me get my health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, which has some restrictions on surrogacy.
My insurance company says it won’t cover surrogacy if you’re 18 or older, so if I want to have a surrogate child or child with cancer, I’m going to have to get a surrogate parent insurance policy.
So if anyone has any experience with surrogacy, please share your experiences in the comments section below.
The petition will be updated with updates throughout the day, and you can also tweet it at @CancerSymbol and ask any questions you might have about surrogacy and the Affordable Health Care Act.
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