by Sam everingham
Posted on 2017-09-18 at 22:31:50
Diagnosed with heart failure age 21, Miranda first visited an IVF clinic in 2013 aged 30, having avoided friends’ baby showers for years. Problems with her own eggs and the need for genetic screening meant she turned to Egg Donation Australia for a donor. Finally, she took up the offer of her best friend and sister in law Megan to carry, with the help of IVF Australia in Sydney. Two IVF cycles with her donor in 2013 & 2014 produced no viable embryos. Then, switching to a new donor, her surrogate fell pregnant in May 2014. Harrison was born 2 weeks early in February 2015. Miranda will talk about bonding with her child without a genetic connection and the the importance of trust and openness.
For the GLBTI community interested in family building, there is the choice of trying to make things work domestically or looking offshore. The easiest way to decide on a pathway is to meet face-to-face with both professionals and recent parents. In response, Growing Families is returning to its face-to-face seminar format in London and Dublin […]
Growing Families have been working around the clock in recent months to assist parents from Australia, USA, UK, mainland Europe and Asia to travel to births. It has meant countless hours assisting with airline protocols, paperwork, embassies, visa, ground transport and that most precious commodity – love and understanding.We are sharing feedback below from just […]
The priority of most nations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been to close their borders to foreigners while getting their own citizens ‘back home’. Many countries have shut down government departments, closed visa applications – some have introduced night-time curfews. This repatriation focus on nationality over need has had a terrible impact on […]