Clarissa Forster

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2018-10-06 at 22:53:22

Clarissa and her husband Nick live in Tasmania. They started researching surrogacy in mid 2015 and were one of the first Australian couples to engage in Greece’s altruistic surrogacy program since it opened to foreigners in 2014. After experiencing seven miscarriages and trying IVF, donor egg and other natural therapies, they were not ready to give up on having children and becoming parents. They worked with Mediterranean Fertility Institute in Crete and welcomed twins Arlo and Zoe on 5 May 2017.  “It wasn’t just luck in the end, it was our persistence that paid off”

Clarissa Forster


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