Ben Calleja

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2019-09-14 at 04:33:42

Just over eighteen months ago, Nathan (35) and Ben (42) became proud fathers of a son Oscar,  born in Connecticut, USA.  This was after a three-year journey which began in Mexico with lots of research, planning, and several failed attempts and ended in a switch to a successful US surrogacy journey.


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 […]

Growing Families has a decade of experience of working with government and agencies during crises to guide parents and their newborns through safe exit processes. These have included a military coup in Thailand, earthquakes in Nepal, sudden changes in laws in India and Cambodia and of course airspace closures in Ukraine during the worst of […]

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