Geraldine Dooley

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2019-01-12 at 22:29:03

Geraldine and her partner married in March 2012. Two years later Geraldine was diagnosed with cancer of the womb/endometrial cancer. She underwent fertility treatment in Ireland prior to surgery to preserve her embryos. After 3 IVF cycles they were left with two precious embryos. In March 2015 they commenced surrogacy  with Intersono, shipping their embryos to Ukraine. Their beautiful baby boy was born on 21st May 2016.


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 […]

As 2019 comes to a close, it is worth looking back over the year at some of the trends as well as learnings in regard to surrogacy and or egg donation globally. Over the year, we ran 10 seminars in Australia, 8 in Europe, 1 in New Zealand, our National Australian conference and for the […]

The priority of most nations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been to close their borders to foreigners while getting their own citizens ‘back home’. Many countries have shut down government departments, closed visa applications – some have introduced night-time curfews. This repatriation focus on nationality over need has had a terrible impact on […]