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.
Growing Families have been working around the clock in recent months to assist parents from Australia, USA, UK, mainland Europe and Asia to travel to births. It has meant countless hours assisting with airline protocols, paperwork, embassies, visa, ground transport and that most precious commodity – love and understanding.We are sharing feedback below from just […]
Growing Families is running its fourth New Zealand Event for intended parents, surrogates and donors on 21 August after an 18-month absence. Like past events, this one will bring together egg donors, surrogates, parents and those hoping to become so. They will join experts from Canada, USA and New Zealand in a program to educate […]
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 […]