by Sam everingham
Posted on 2017-04-17 at 23:54:02
Andy Brough & Simon Curtis have determinedly worked their way through a broad range of surrogacy arrangements – international, domestic, gestational and traditional, to arrive at parenthood. They started their journey about 5 years ago in India but had a stillborn at 21 weeks. They tried again but then India closed to gay couples. Andy’s sister-in-law offered to be their surrogate and they joined Egg Donation Australia to find a donor. After a few unsuccessful attempts with Andy’s sister-in-law, they took up their egg donor Carla Pincombe’s offer to carry for them, using her own eggs ( traditional surrogacy). Their perseverance paid off when they became dads in late March 2017.
If you have embryos still in Ukraine, it may be tempting to initiate a new surrogacy arrangement in Ukraine, particularly if your surrogacy agency and surrogate are agreeable. This is a highly risky and unethical proposition. Various foreign governments, including Australia, have announced that they cannot support safe travel or exit arrangements for newborns via […]
Growing Families has a decade of experience of working with government and agencies during crises to guide parents and their newborns through safe exit processes. These have included a military coup in Thailand, earthquakes in Nepal, sudden changes in laws in India and Cambodia and of course airspace closures in Ukraine during the worst of […]
In my capacity as an expert on cross-border surrogacy globally, I was invited to an International Forum In Cambridge, UK on 29-30 June this year. Experts were weighted towards lawyers and non-profits from the UK, US & Australia, with reasonable representation from Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, South Africa & New Zealand and much smaller representation of […]