by Sam everingham
Posted on 2019-03-17 at 22:14:35
Rocco, Allan and their daughter Willow completed their surrogacy journey in Nairobi Kenya, 2018. Their journey encapsulated various barriers and joys, spanning multiple countries and agencies. Furthermore their journey encountered various tasks required by the Australian Government to support their daughter gaining citizenship by descent and Australian passport. In Nairobi they experienced a considerable stay in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which provided unexpected challenges in their journey.
There are thousands with health or fertility issues or a lack of the necessary anatomy that might once have prevented them raising a genetically connected child. Not anymore. When Film-maker and activist Lance Black and Tom Daley announced they were going to be dads via surrogacy in the UK press, there had been mixed reactions. […]
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 […]
As Irish mothers continue the fight for legal recognition, Growing Families returns to Dublin for the first time in two years to host its popular seminar series focusing on the latest developments in surrogacy and egg donation. With Covid-19 having affected travel and program availability and Irish legislators getting huge pressure to improve Ireland’s legal […]