Why Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris Are Considering Surrogacy and Adoption to Start Their Family

Motherhood is on Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger's minds — but they're still working through the logistics.

The soccer star couple posed together for Allure's August 2020 cover, revealing in their joint interview that while they "talk about having kids a lot," the fact is that "it takes an army" to raise a child.

"The unfortunate part is someone's going to have to give in their career," says Harris, 34. (Both she and Krieger, 35, currently play for the Orlando Pride.) "Which is not fair. Because we both love our jobs and have waited our whole lives for these moments. Just taking a year off … where does that fit in? I can't even take a weekend off."

"We've talked about surrogates, we've talked about adoption, and it's just really tough because what — are we going to take the child everywhere? I mean, we've been home for seven days in the last three months," she adds.

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How a child would fit into Krieger and Harris' busy sports schedule is an understandable concern, as they even "have to make time" for their relationship "even though we see each other all the time," says Harris.

"The team comes first," the goalkeeper adds. "We actually don't [often] stay in the same room [on the road]. If we are in the same room, we're in separate beds because sleep is a huge part of our recovery."

Despite the pair's packed calendars, though, Krieger says that she and her wife always take time at the end of each day to check in on one another.

"Sometimes, when we go to bed, we will say, 'What was your favorite part of today?' or 'What do you want to accomplish tomorrow?' " the defender shares. "This is a good way to check in."

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