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Fiona Gardenier

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2021-12-10 at 05:22:24

Fiona is a registered social worker and has worked in the United Kingdom, Guernsey and New Zealand.  Her field of expertise is adoption work and she has over 20 years of knowledge working in this field as a social worker, supervisor and now as a senior advisor in the Intercountry Adoption Team, Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children.   For the past four years, Fiona has been the Ministry’s co-ordinator for international surrogacy and is the initial contact person for intending parents.  Throughout her career, Fiona has witnessed the lifelong importance of a person knowing their story and where they come from. (their whakapapa).


Surrogacy can fall into the categories of altruistic or commercial. Altruistic surrogacy means that the surrogate derives no financial benefit from being a surrogate with the exception of having her reasonable expenses of the surrogacy paid. Commercial surrogacy is the opposite, being an arrangement whereby the surrogate obtains a financial benefit beyond her expenses for […]

Lawyer, Stewart Dalley of D&S Law, has both lived and professional experience of surrogacy, having represented several people with their surrogacy journeys (domestically and internationally) as well as having three children of his own through surrogacy. Stewart is considered an expert in the field of the laws related to human assisted reproduction, including surrogacy, sperm, […]

The Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it will be possible to provide permission for foreign citizens to enter Georgia during travel ban provided that their embassy contacts MFA Georgia with the following information: Intended Parents full name, Passport Number and copies of their passports. Name and registration number of the IVF clinic (for New Life […]