by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2019-10-05 at 04:36:36
UK dad Dr Adam Stearns & his wife Fionnuala went down the surrogacy route after two pregnancy losses at 22-weeks (and further earlier miscarriages) due to a uterine abnormality and failed corrective surgery. They first engaged with a Greek IVF clinic in September 2017, and the first embryo transfer took place in May 2018 after a couple of rounds of IVF, and a court case in Greece authorising the surrogacy and assigning parental responsibility. The second embryo transfer (October 2018) was successful with a singleton pregnancy and their amazing son was born in June 2019.
On 19/20 June 2021, , Growing Families are hosting their first face-to-face conference in two years – Australia’s 10th Surrogacy & Donor Conference. Spurred on by Australia’s record low covid rates, the donor and surrogacy community’s need for connection, discounted domestic air travel and the desire to leave home, if only for a weekend, Growing […]
Three Australian jurisdictions – NSW, ACT & Queensland – have laws criminalising overseas surrogacy. However like the long outdated provisions criminalising abortion in NSW, these are laws which have never been prosecuted. In fact even when the rare case has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions, they have declined to take action. There […]
As Australia’s 11th consumer conference on family building options approaches on 18-19 June in Sydney, Growing Families director Sam Everingham profiles one of the many woman who struggled with repeated miscarriages over more than a decade, before turning with her partner to a US surrogacy program using donor eggs and sperm from her partner’s brother. […]