Mark Riseley

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2017-01-10 at 22:55:55

Mark & Una decided to go through surrogacy in Ukraine having researched both surrogacy and adoption options – the latter proving too uncertain on so many levels.  They decided on the Ukraine almost by process of elimination – Georgia was difficult as there is no Irish Consulate there and US being very expensive.  They found the process in Ukraine to be well established and New Life provided exceptional service.  Mark & Una ended up with 6 viable embryos, harvested and treated for 5-days , two were implanted and four remain frozen.  Pregnancy was confirmed on first attempt, eventually leading to the happy and healthy birth of Evan in October 2016.  They will discuss what to expect, the post birth process of birth certificate, executing affidavits, DNA testing, emergency travel certificate and travelled home ~ 2.5 weeks post birth.  It proved to be a very happy Christmas.


Mothers Milk Bank Charity

Giving Food to the hungry; Hope to the needy; Life to a baby Together keeping babies healthy as only breastmilk can. I am excited about being involved with Growing Families. I have already had the privilege of helping many intending mothers prepare for breastfeeding by assisting them induce lactation. It has been wonderful to support […]

Growing Families is running its fourth New Zealand Event for intended parents, surrogates and donors on 21 August after an 18-month absence. Like past events, this one will bring together egg donors, surrogates, parents and those hoping to become so. They will join experts from Canada, USA and New Zealand in a program to educate […]

While many countries without access to surrogacy, many seeking to create biological family are venturing offshore. It has left some resorting to ‘unofficial’ traditional surrogacy, using the surrogates eggs and home insemination. Others have had a local friend offer to carry for them, and taken her overseas for the embryo transfer. For the majority, the […]