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Jenelle Bourgeois

by Sam Everingham


Posted on 2020-06-29 at 21:20:12


Jenelle is a single Mum in Perth, WA looking to be a surrogate preferably for gay Dads (would prefer the gay Dads be in Perth, but that’s not an option at the moment in WA, unfortunately). Jenelle is early in her journey, looking forward to being introduced to a prospective couple this week.  Jenelle views surrogacy as an-out-of-the-box, unconventional way of  “extending” her family here in Australia, as she is originally Canadian and alone here with her daughter.

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