James Speechley

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2018-10-31 at 09:47:56

James & Shane’s journey to parenthood has been ongoing for several years – first investigating adoption, then looking into fostering, and only in the last two years considering Surrogacy. Initially they commenced their Surrogacy journey in India, but without success and India having closed to foreigners, they switched to Canada and are part way through this process. Being such a complex, multi-faceted and emotional process, they have learnt the importance of being aligned with trusted, experienced and genuinely caring professionals along with the importance of having really positive relationships with an egg-donor and Surrogate.


When James and Sara first decided on surrogacy as a mode to pursue their parenthood dreams, their minds were full of doubts and questions. They checked everything – online reviews and experiences of intended parents who had taken similar journeys But they were keen to understand whether there was a ‘ best surrogacy agency in […]

In this difficult time, Growing Families is providing an update on current travel restrictions which will impact intended parents travelling internationally for embryo creation or the birth of children. OVERSEAS TRAVEL FOR BIRTHS (updated as at 4.30pm 22 July AEST) You need to consider Whether your local authorities will allow you to leave your home […]

In my capacity as an expert on cross-border surrogacy globally, I was invited to an International Forum In Cambridge, UK on 29-30 June this year. Experts were weighted towards lawyers and non-profits from the UK, US & Australia, with reasonable representation from Switzerland,  China, Hong Kong, South Africa & New Zealand and much smaller representation of […]