Brendan McQuiggan

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2019-01-14 at 02:16:59

Brendan (31) and his partner David (36) considered surrogacy in a number of overseas countries before Brendan’s sister-in-law Ash offered to be their surrogate in April 2014. They engaged with an Australian donor, created embryos and completed their first single embryo transfer in September 2015. This first transfer was successful and their son Rylee was born in June 2016, just over two years from start to finish. Brendan will share what he learned along the way.


Growing Families is running its fourth New Zealand Event for intended parents, surrogates and donors on 21 August after an 18-month absence. Like past events, this one will bring together egg donors, surrogates, parents and those hoping to become so. They will join experts from Canada, USA and New Zealand in a program to educate […]

The Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it will be possible to provide permission for foreign citizens to enter Georgia during travel ban provided that their embassy contacts MFA Georgia with the following information: Intended Parents full name, Passport Number and copies of their passports. Name and registration number of the IVF clinic (for New Life […]

While many countries without access to surrogacy, many seeking to create biological family are venturing offshore. It has left some resorting to ‘unofficial’ traditional surrogacy, using the surrogates eggs and home insemination. Others have had a local friend offer to carry for them, and taken her overseas for the embryo transfer. For the majority, the […]