Nigel Griffiths

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2019-01-30 at 10:40:55

Nigel and his wife Caroline married in 2006, but had met 6 years before. Soon after meeting they decided to try for children, but after 10 years of 8 failed IVF attempts with egg donation sharing programs in the UK, decided to embark with surrogacy with New Life Georgia in 2012, using donated eggs from Georgia, and a surrogate in the New Life program. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts using different surrogates (with only one embryo left) Grace was eventually born on 16 June 2014. Given that they didn’t want Grace to be on her own without siblings, they decided to return to Georgia, using the same donor and a new surrogate, and on the first transfer Jack and Rose were born on 21 July 2016.


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