Nick Stathopoulos

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2021-10-04 at 11:21:01

Nick and his wife are a Melbourne couple who have a six year old, but to have a second child, needed to turn to surrogacy due to severe Asherman’s syndrome.  They chose Greece because it is one of the few countries which accepts foreigners and in which the surrogate has no legal claim to the child. They were also impressed by Greeces surrogacy model and the can-do attitude of  Mediterranean Fertility Institute in Crete and the ease of access to surrogates. They first visited the clinic in late November 2019. Their first and only transfer was in May 2020 and their baby Vas was born on 21/01/2021.


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