Sophie Labaune

Sophie engaged in surrogacy in Ukraine in 2019. Their daughter was born in Kiev in late May 2020 amidst the Covid-19 lockdown. With no air access to Ukraine, Sophie dashed to her home city of Paris to be closer to the her surrogate. As France refused to help her with travel permission to enter Ukraine, her husband Julian instead gained permission to enter Ukraine via Belarus. Sophie has been volunteering her time with Growing Families and French parents to source Ukraine drivers, nannies and vehicles to evacuate newborns, surrogates and their children