David Gonzalez

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.


The family-building landscape both domestically and internationally is becoming increasingly complex. Fall-out from the Covid pandemic as well as the war in Ukraine have had flow on effects to both surrogate availability and agency capacities globally. In some environments, such as Australia, new regulations are making it even harder for intended parents to engage in […]

For the GLBTI community interested in family building, there is the choice of trying to make things work domestically or looking offshore. The easiest way to decide on a pathway is to meet face-to-face with both professionals and recent parents. In response, Growing Families is returning to its face-to-face seminar format in London and Dublin […]

As Australia’s 11th consumer conference on family building options approaches on 18-19 June in Sydney, Growing Families director Sam Everingham profiles one of the many woman who struggled with repeated miscarriages over more than a decade, before turning with her partner to a US surrogacy program using donor eggs and sperm from her partner’s brother.  […]