Kirsty Wenzel

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2022-08-26 at 14:21:30

Kirsty & her husband Jeremy engaged in Ukraine surrogacy in November 2021, shipping sperm and investing in a fixed price guarantee program. After selecting donor, and making embryos, their first embryo transfer was successful. A month later they learned they were expecting twin boys. When Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, their surrogate was just 8 weeks pregnant. For a month they heard nothing. Finally on 20 March they made contact through Viber.  Valya was safe but had no access to money.  The couple was able to wire her funds for her expenses. Ultrasound scans came through patchily, whenever Valya could get to the clinic safely. Finally, on 19 August, the couple flew to Warsaw and travelled on 24 hours by bus to Kiev for the birth. Within 24 hours of arrival, their boys were born at 35.5 weeks gestation, but a Covid outbreak in Kiev meant no visitors to the Neonatal unit. They join us for an update.


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