Leisha Gauci

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-07-18 at 04:35:37

Leisha & Michael Gauci arrived in Ukraine 18 May to meet their baby after fighting through the Australian and Ukraine government paperwork processes for months. They were able to return home five weeks later on 24 June with their child’s Australian citizenship and passport all organised, before going into two weeks quarantine in a Melbourne hotel – then paid for by the Australian government


For those intended parents undertaking international surrogacy in Georgia or Ukraine, it is important to be aware that your baby or babies will be born stateless and that you will need to apply for Australian citizenship by descent before you can come back home. In order to prove a biological relationship, The Department of Home Affairs will […]

I am the Director of Growing Families and a dad via surrogacy and egg donation Its Sunday 24 October and I am in Sydney Australia on Day 9 of 14 days hotel quarantine. Why am I here you may ask? I’ve just returned from two weeks of face-to-face meetings with parents, surrogates, doctors,  surrogacy professionals […]

How ‘twinning’ Facebook emojis connected a couple to their surrogate When Mark and David began their surrogacy search, they had no idea something as simple as a Facebook comment could lead them to their dream of starting a family. For many couples and individuals who find themselves in need of a surrogate, it can be […]