Posted on 2019-08-07 at 00:55:29
Julie was a surrogate n 2019 and gave birth to baby Lottie in May that year. Surrogacy was something that Julie had been contemplating and researching for about 6 years. Julie connected with one couple and after several failed transfers those IPs decided not to continue. Feeling like she still had something to offer and not wanting to give up, Julie embarked on her second journey with another couple that she had formed a friendship with through the website. Sadly the first 4 transfers didn’t take so a change in Fertility clinics and Julie was pregnant on the 2nd transfer. After multiple drugs, blood tests, ultrasounds, needles, 10 embryo transfers and a lot of grit and determination, Julie was finally pregnant…..40 weeks later, Lottie Juliet was born. For Julie, this experience will forever remain one of her greatest achievements.
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 […]
I am the Director of Growing Families and a dad via surrogacy and egg donation Its Sunday 24 October and I am in Sydney Australia on Day 9 of 14 days hotel quarantine. Why am I here you may ask? I’ve just returned from two weeks of face-to-face meetings with parents, surrogates, doctors, surrogacy professionals […]
Surrogacy can fall into the categories of altruistic or commercial. Altruistic surrogacy means that the surrogate derives no financial benefit from being a surrogate with the exception of having her reasonable expenses of the surrogacy paid. Commercial surrogacy is the opposite, being an arrangement whereby the surrogate obtains a financial benefit beyond her expenses for […]