by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2021-10-21 at 00:25:33
Lukas and his husband Greg began their journey to parenthood at this very conference back in 2017. It was at this event, after listening to the speakers and hearing the stories of other IPs that they decided to pursue altruistic surrogacy here in Australia. Shortly after this a family friend offered to be their egg donor and Greg’s sister generously offered to be their surrogate. Working with IVF Australia at Westmead Lukas and Greg undertook two IVF cycles with their first egg donor and nine embryo transfers with Greg’s sister. Under guidance from their fertility specialist, they sought out a new egg donor and few years later a new surrogate. They met their current surrogate, Claire, via the Australian Surrogacy Community group on Facebook. After a mammoth journey that included four IVF cycles with their two respective egg donors, and a total of 12 frozen embryo transfers, Lukas and Greg’s son Grayson was born on 2 August 2021. Lukas has started writing a book about his and Greg’s experiences as IPs in the hope that their journey can help others pursuing their dream of parenthood via surrogacy.
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 […]
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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 […]