Neil McDonagh

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2016-12-23 at 06:00:51

Neil & Andrew  live in Northern Ireland and  work in banking and air travel respectively. Their son Oisin was born in November 2016 in the UK via gestational independent surrogacy after four years of planning. Neil and his partner looked at many different options before deciding on the UK. They met their surrogate through an online surrogacy forum in April 2015. Whilst they experienced some challenges, they feel so lucky to have overcome these and to be bringing up the child they have long dreamed of.


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