by Sam everingham
Posted on 2017-09-05 at 07:29:36
After 8 years of trying to conceive here in Australia (10 fresh cycles, 2 miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy) Kyla’s doctors decided that given severe adenomyosis coupled with a multitude of other added complications (100% blocked tubes – both sides), low iron, low blood pressure and negative blood to name a few) she was never going to carry a successful pregnancy.
So Kyla and her husband turned to surrogacy. After exhausting all local surrogacy options they looked offshore. In 2012, after countless hours of research, investigation and email communication they engaged in Thailand. Their first fresh cycle resulted in Sabai Brook (now 4.5 years old) being born in January 2013. They began trying for a sibling but it took another 3 fresh cycles, 2 frozen cycles and a miscarriage (all in Thailand) before their second daughter, Isara Lake (nearly 3) was born in October 2014.
Kyla & her husband are still active members of the Surrogacy Community both here in Australia and in Thailand (they return annually to visit the girl’s Tummy Mummies). Kyla is also the Admin of the Surrogacy in SA FB page and part of the admin team of the Australian Surrogacy Community FB page. Kyla and her family attend catch-ups in SA regularly and have done a number of newspaper, magazine and TV segments highlighting the positive outcomes of surrogacy.
On 19/20 June 2021, , Growing Families are hosting their first face-to-face conference in two years – Australia’s 10th Surrogacy & Donor Conference. Spurred on by Australia’s record low covid rates, the donor and surrogacy community’s need for connection, discounted domestic air travel and the desire to leave home, if only for a weekend, Growing […]
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 […]
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 […]