by Sam everingham
Posted on 2018-12-03 at 23:45:36
After the launch of their Baby Daddies Facebook page in 2016, Auckland-based Christian Newman, 34, and husband Mark Edwards, 35 started to become a social media sensation. At first inundated with responses, after a three-month vetting process, all the potential surrogates had dropped out. The couple eventually found a suitable surrogate, 32-year-old paramedic Aleisha Hart from Nelson, in June 2016. Then in August, Newman’s 26 year old sister-in-law in New York stepped in to provide eggs. Avid Instagram users, Christian documented every step of their IVF journey on social media, including the arrival of their son, Francis Newman-Edwards on June 6 after a four year journey. They have been the subject of a TV special and various magazine features. Christian will talk about what they learned along the way.
Growing Families have been working around the clock in recent months to assist parents from Australia, USA, UK, mainland Europe and Asia to travel to births. It has meant countless hours assisting with airline protocols, paperwork, embassies, visa, ground transport and that most precious commodity – love and understanding.We are sharing feedback below from just […]
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 […]
Surrogacy can fall into the categories of altruistic or commercial. Altruistic surrogacy means that the surrogate derives no financial benefit from being a surrogate with the exception of having her reasonable expenses of the surrogacy paid. Commercial surrogacy is the opposite, being an arrangement whereby the surrogate obtains a financial benefit beyond her expenses for […]