Kate Fruin-Smith

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2017-09-14 at 23:59:08

Kate is the moderator of a popular surrogacy forum called Hope . She is married to Rebecca  who have five children between them you youngest been carried by Rebecca conceived using a known sperm donor. Kate has engaged in straight  (using own eggs) and host (gestational) surrogacy. She has had two successful journeys for a same sex couple and for a Nigerian / British couple. She is now working with Jason, a single male recipient. Their first transfer ended in an ectopic pregnancy and termination. She will discuss what motivates her to keep assisting childless couples



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