John Duffy

by devuser

Posted on 2016-01-21 at 10:42:18

In January 2013 after a number of failed IVF attempts Irish couple John Duffy and his wife decided to research Surrogacy in Ukraine and India.Ultimately they chose a New Delhi-based surrogacy clinic, made their first trip to India in September 2013. Their son Luke was born in June 2014. John is an advocate for preserving access to international surrogacy for Irish Citizens. John volunteers with the National Infertility Support & Information Group, Ireland.


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