by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2022-03-01 at 22:40:30
Katie Ingram was given the difficult diagnosis of “unexplained infertility” in 2014 and after several years of trying all the alternative therapies available decided to explore IVF in 2017. After falling pregnant from the second round of IVF Katie and her husband Ben had a daughter, Ottilie, in 2019 who was sadly still born at 39 weeks. Following her experience of baby loss Katie launched the #nowords campaign exploring the language surrounding the subject through her social media account @withoutottilie. In 2020 Katie and Ben came to the decision to pursue donor egg conception and after further treatments finally brought their second daughter, Noa, home in 2021.
Surrogacy is regulated in most Australian states & territories. This means there is no uniform law nationally. Currently, there are no surrogacy laws in the northern territory, Victoria and South Australia have progressed significant reforms recently. Commercial surrogacy is illegal in Australia Only Altruistic surrogacy is permitted and the intended parents have to cover all […]
Inspiring StoriesTotally inspiring stories abound in the Australian surrogacy & donor communities about the journeys taken by intended parents and the surrogates who assist them in the Aussie October Seminar series may sell out. For me, there is huge joy in being able to help hopeful singles and couples to create family. Some of them […]
For the GLBTI community interested in family building, there is the choice of trying to make things work domestically or looking offshore. The easiest way to decide on a pathway is to meet face-to-face with both professionals and recent parents. In response, Growing Families is returning to its face-to-face seminar format in London and Dublin […]