David McKenzie

by Olivia

Posted on 2019-02-25 at 23:29:28

David and Qin created embryos in the UK and underwent an initial round of surrogacy in the UK, which unfortunately was unsuccessful.  After reviewing international options, they decided to undertake surrogacy in the US, as it presented an established network of professional organisations operating in a very clear and well defined regulatory environment.  They engaged a US surrogacy agency and fertility clinic, then couriered their remaining embryos to the US.  Within a short time they were matched with a surrogate and their surrogacy journey commenced in February 2017.  In August, they had a successful pregnancy on first transfer and their little angel was born on 27th March 2018.  They continue to enjoy a wonderful relationship with their surrogate and her family who have now become part of their wider family.


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