I can never anticipate which news articles will keep me awake at night. Last night, it was this article about Sherri Shepherd.
Sherri already has a nine year old child from a previous marriage. She’s now going through a divorce with her current husband. Due to infertility, she and her husband sought out a donor egg, a surrogate and used his sperm to conceive a child together. The surrogate is still carrying this child.
I think, due to the acrimonious nature of their relationship, Sherri has now decided she wants nothing to do with that child and is seeking a court order to that effect.
I felt sick reading this article and it still disturbed me at 4 am when I was wide awake staring at my ceiling.
Her desires and actions led to the conception of this child. Now she doesn’t want her anymore. And she wants to legally walk away.
All I could think about was that child. How, in a few years, she’ll be able to Google her parents’ names and learn how she wasn’t wanted. In addition, she may or may not ever know her biological mother.
Is anyone thinking about what’s best for this child?
According to the article, Sherri will likely miss the birth of the child as she has arranged to perform at a gospel festival when the baby is likely due.by