Anita Fiorenza

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2021-10-04 at 11:26:37

Anita contracted had cancer and had a hysterectomy in 2011 when she was 28. She and her partner Anthony initially tried surrogacy in Asia but were at a loss with the system and costs. After that unsuccessful attempt and 9 years of infertility and hopelessness, Anita & Anthony refused to give up. They flew to Georgia and completed a few rounds of sperm collection and donor egg surrogacy at Christmas 2019. Their clinic made 7 good quality embryos and their clinic transferred two. This lead to the natural birth of Annabelle in Sept 2020 (Anita’s surrogate wanted a holistic, drug-free birth). They arrived home out of quarantine on Christmas day 2020 to celebrate a family lunch. It was a dream come true. The couple were both 39 years old. They  look forward to  using their remaining embryos to create a sibling for Annabelle.


I have been working in this field for over a decade and the intended parents who come most unstuck in creating family are those who try to rely solely on social media tips as their manual for family building. While the casual advice from past parents is well-meaning, every journey is different and this is […]

Ukrainian Surrogate

For many couples who have experienced medical complications in pregnancy, including the heartbreak of late miscarriage or still-birth, working with a surrogate to create their family becomes the best way forward. However surrogacy arrangements can be complicated emotionally and logistically. Our information days profile surrogates, egg donors and parents who have gone down this route. […]

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 […]