by Sam everingham
Posted on 2017-09-15 at 00:21:49
David and his partner Dennis are an international same sex couple living in London. Their first daughter was born via traditional surrogacy in Nov 2015 in the UK after they were burnt by a shonky operator in Mexico. The couple have also recently become dads to a boy which their same surrogate Donna carried as a ‘sibling’ project. They experienced much heartache along the way, losing their twin Ben at the age of 4 weeks.
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 […]
In this difficult time, Growing Families is providing an update on current travel restrictions which will impact intended parents travelling internationally for embryo creation or the birth of children. OVERSEAS TRAVEL FOR BIRTHS (updated as at 4.30pm 22 July AEST) You need to consider Whether your local authorities will allow you to leave your home […]
______________________________________________________________________________ Preliminary studies from China show no evidence that if a surrogate was infected with Co-Vid-19 she would pass it on to the child she births. Additional Time Off Work for Your Surrogate Some intended parents may want their surrogate to take additional time off work or work from home. The former may incur significant […]