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Carlin Longley

Carlin is a Registered Nurse, husband, father to three children through surrogacy, and founder of Nurse Carlin, a blog focused on supporting nurses through mental health and wellness tips, nursing gear recommendations and more. He also enjoys sharing what he's learned on his journey to parenthood with other LGBTQ+ parents-to-be.

Family Building | IVF | LGBTQ Parenting | Surrogacy

By: Carlin Longley
October 19th, 2022

One of the most important relationships you will have on your surrogacy journey is with your gestational carrier, and this complex, layered connection requires good communication and mutually agreed-upon boundaries and expectations. In this blog, a dad of three through surrogacy shares eight things he's learned about building a relationship with this very important member of your family-building circle.