Lynette Cartisano

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2019-12-19 at 01:28:28

After 24 years of unexplained infertility, miscarriages, failed IVF cycles and using an overseas donor in Australia, it was time to try something different. Lynette attended the Growing Families Conference, (formerly Families Through Surrogacy), in June 2017 to learn more about embryology and donor eggs. During the day, it became more apparent that an egg donor and surrogate would be the answer in creating family. Lynette and her partner decided on Lotus after speaking to them and other intended parents who had achieved successful journeys. Two months later they were in Kyiv creating embryos and meeting their surrogate.  While the first transfer ended in miscarriage, the second was successful. They returned to Kyiv one year later  to welcome their daughter.


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Ukrainian Surrogate

For many couples who have experienced medical complications in pregnancy, including the heartbreak of late miscarriage or still-birth, working with a surrogate to create their family becomes the best way forward. However surrogacy arrangements can be complicated emotionally and logistically. Our information days profile surrogates, egg donors and parents who have gone down this route. […]

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