Based on the latest episode of Keepign Up With the Kardashians, the couple had a conversation with a surrogacy therapist, which is necessary in order to secure a surrogate. Unfortunately, it didn’t go as expected by the pair.
Khloe explained in a confessional, “Before we can proceed with hiring a surrogate, Tristan and I have to be evaluated. So, today, we have a Zoom call with a surrogate therapist. He’s going to ask some questions just to see if we completely understand what’s involved when hiring a surrogate.”
The Zoom meeting started well with the KUWTK star admitting that she was the one who talked Tristan into surrogacy after she discovered that she’d be a high-risk carrier. She explained, “I have been instructed to go the surrogacy route. And Tristan, luckily, was onboard and felt comfortable. I think more so because he saw my sister go through it.”
As they continued to talk, the therapist presented a scenario that caused them to feel less excited. He said, “These questions you might find uncomfortable but they’re important. What are your beliefs about fetal reduction or termination of pregnancy due to multiple pregnancies? Say the embryo split and the surrogate was carrying twins suddenly.”
Khloe and Tristan said they’re okay with it but the therapist asked, “What if your surrogate wasn’t onboard with that?”
Khloe seemed surprised and responded, “But, don’t they have to kind of go with what our wishes are?”
According to the therapist. it may be their child but it’s still the surrogate’s body, adding, “So, she could terminate the pregnancy with any unplanned outcome.”
This left the couple stunned because they weren’t aware of that. The Good American founder admitted, “I’m definitely getting freaked out, I think, as the questions go by…I know it’s her body my baby, but I really did not put two-and-two together that that means she has the control whether she would want to terminate the twin.” She felt very nervous about it.
Eventually, she talked about it with mom Kris Jenner. “It’s just scary like hearing a lot of those things. Kim just made this seem so seamless, and maybe for her it was. I think she’s way less micro-mangey than I am,” she told her mom.
Khloe admitted it’s “nerve-racking” and “confusing”, adding, “I’m starting to wonder if surrogacy is really gonna work for me and my family.”
Fortunately for her, she received a call from her surrogate broker. She told Tristan, “She said you can’t force someone what to do with their body. But, she said…things are in writing on what my wishes are and you ask them that first and they agree to it with two witnesses.”
However, she’s still a little stressed out. She said, “I can’t think too far ahead because this is where I am for phase two. I do think this is the right choice for us, but I’m not gonna be rushed into it. I’m not gonna force it.”