Justen Lee

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2019-12-19 at 00:34:06

Justen and his partner Nathan welcomed twin boys by surrogacy in July 2018 in the USA. The boys are half brothers given one has Justen’s and one has Nathan’s genetic material! Their journey started in 2016 and finished in 2018. In Apr 2019, they adopted their sons in line with the current legal framework in New Zealand with the help of lawyer Stewart Dalley. Their’s is the first case where the parent held a NZ work visa and yet was able to adopt their surrogacy-born children.


It has been our great pleasure and privilege to have worked with Irish couples who have pursued their route to parenthood via surrogacy. It is essential that any person who is considering pursuing surrogacy as a route to parenthood must ensure that they are as fully informed about the process as is possible, that they […]

In this difficult time, Growing Families is providing an update on current travel restrictions which will impact intended parents travelling internationally for embryo creation or the birth of children. OVERSEAS TRAVEL FOR BIRTHS (updated as at 4.30pm 22 July AEST) You need to consider Whether your local authorities will allow you to leave your home […]

While many countries without access to surrogacy, many seeking to create biological family are venturing offshore. It has left some resorting to ‘unofficial’ traditional surrogacy, using the surrogates eggs and home insemination. Others have had a local friend offer to carry for them, and taken her overseas for the embryo transfer. For the majority, the […]