Nicole Russell

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2017-11-26 at 11:05:25

Nicole and her husband attempted to have a child for many years via IVF.  Over four gruelling years, Nicole underwent countless procedures to achieve her dream of being a mother but unfortunately none were successful.  Nicole’s best friend offered to carry a child for Nicole and her husband and as a result, they commenced their surrogacy journey in late 2016.  Nicole’s surrogate became pregnant after the first transfer and their baby was born in December 2017.  Nicole is also a lawyer and has a special interest in reproductive law given her own personal story.


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