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.


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