Ivanna Holub

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2022-08-24 at 08:41:13

Ivanna is mother to three children of her own. She has been a surrogate twice, once for an Israeli couple and she also carried twins for Irish couple Catherine & keith Wheatley. Displaced by the war, Ivanna and her children are currently living with the Wheatley’s in Country Wicklow. She will discuss her motivation to carry as well as why she does not feel safe to return to Ukraine


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 […]

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