BREAKING THE NEWS TO THE FAMILY Ana has explained to her children that she’s having the babies for her friends. She’s not sure if they understand what’s going on, but she plans to continue talking to them about her surrogacy and addressing their questions. And even though she and her husband are going through a divorce, he goes with her to the doctor appointments. “He’s still my best friend and a great father. He supports what I’m doing, and wants to be there to help me out.” When it was time to tell her parents who raised her Catholic, Ana wasn’t too worried. “My parents are very liberal. They were like, ‘we just don’t get it?’ But my parents know I will do whatever I want because I always have.’ SUPPORT: FINANCIAL, LEGAL, AND EMOTIONAL Ana’s friends are not paying her to have the babies, but they are paying her medical expenses and the cost of her maternity clothes. What’s made this process easy Ana says, is knowing they will be good parents. Ana isn’t sure if she would have become a surrogate for a couple she didn’t know personally. Despite being friends, Ana and the couple had an agreement drawn up by a lawyer. She recommends having a contract that states what is expected from both the surrogate and the couple so no one is surprised by anything along the way.