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Gay Secret Service Agent Shares Surrogacy Journey and Challenges

Gay Secret Service Agent Shares Surrogacy Journey and Challenges

Update: 2024-04-151
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Corey Allen, a former Secret Service agent and current future dad on a surrogacy journey shares his experience of leading a double life while working in law enforcement and the challenges he faced as a gay man. He also discusses his surrogacy journey, including the setbacks and the decision to use two surrogates. Corey highlights the financial and legal obstacles that LGBTQ+ families often encounter and the importance of sharing stories to create awareness and promote change. Tune in for an inspiring and informative conversation.

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🏳️‍🌈Key Takeaways:🏳️‍🌈 

  • Corey Allen shares his experience of living a double life as a closeted Secret Service agent, the eventual coming out, and his personal journey to find love and start a family. 
  • Corey and his fiance Johnny's path to parenthood includes navigating the surrogacy journey with its emotional, financial, and logistical challenges.
  • The importance of genetic connection in surrogacy decisions is discussed, as is the strategic choice to use both partners' DNA with the same egg donor.
  • There is an emphasis on the legal complexities and discrimination against LGBTQIA+ families in the surrogacy process, including the lack of insurance coverage and the necessity for second-parent adoption.
  • Corey's advocacy work and his book "Breaking Free" spotlight the need for broader awareness and support for queer families.

🏳️‍🌈Quotes:🏳️‍🌈

  • "There were red flags that our agency didn't pick up on, or they should have." - Cory


🏳️‍🌈About The Guest(s)🏳️‍🌈

Corey Allen is a former Secret Service agent with a compelling story to share about his life and experiences. He has served in law enforcement as a police officer and has provided protection for high-profile figures including the Obamas. Corey has also authored the book "Breaking Free," where he shares his saga of self-discovery as a gay Secret Service agent. Currently, he's an advocate for LGBTQIA+ family building.

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Gay Secret Service Agent Shares Surrogacy Journey and Challenges

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