CSP founder, Bill Handel, was recently on The Dr. Phil show.
Dr. Phil McGraw is a television personality, author, and former psychologist, currently the host of his own television show, Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. Dr. Phil first gained celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s.
Dr. Phil has galvanized millions of people to “get real” about their own behavior and create more positive lives. Dr. Phil, his syndicated, daily one-hour series, is the second highest-rated daytime talk show in the nation. The show has been making headlines and breaking records since its September 2002 launch, when it garnered the highest ratings of any new syndicated show since the launch of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Surrogate Mom Face Her Critics
In this episode, surrogate mom Shelly Baker returns to Dr. Phil’s stage to face her critics and set the record straight about her controversial decision to keep the twins she carried for intended parents, Scott and Amy Kehoe.
Debating the Issue
Shelly was previously a surrogate for Kelly. Kelly says she had a positive experience using Shelly as a surrogate and would recommend her again. Then, an audience member shares why she agrees with Shelly’s decision. Bill Handel, attorney and director of the Center for Surrogate Parenting, weighs in. [Find out what Bill thinks of Shelly’s decision]
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Dr. Phil’s staff member John Perry and his wife, Cheryl, worked with a surrogate to have their second son, Hayden.
“We actually researched a lot of agencies, ended up going with CSP and Bill’s services,” John tells Dr. Phil. “We were vetted; our surrogates were vetted. We were offered counseling throughout the entire thing. It was handled perfectly. Thank goodness, because now we have Hayden.”
“It would be a very unintended result from this show if people became afraid of surrogacy. I think surrogacy is such a miraculous, miraculous gift,” Dr. Phil says.