Christian Newman

After the launch of their Baby Daddies Facebook page in 2016, Auckland-based Christian Newman, and husband Mark Edwards, 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. Francis Newman-Edwards was born after a four year journey. They have been the subject of a TV special and various magazine features. Christian will talk about the altruistic matching platform – Love Makes A Family