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Shane Hamilton

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2019-12-14 at 00:37:09

Shane was 39 & Julie 38 when they approached Families Through Surrogacy for advice in September 2018. Julie had a congenital anomaly – Androgen insensitivity Syndrome  – which meant she could not carry a child. A few weeks later they were enrolled in a Georgia-based surrogacy program. In November they selected a pre-screened egg donor and travelled to Tbilisi, where Shane was to provide his sperm to create embryos. Their surrogate was chosen and their first transfer was successful. Shane & Julie welcomed a boy Ragnar on 19 August 2019. There was a 4 week delay in getting a birth certificate,  due to a Georgian government policy change (now resolved). Shane will discuss the highs and lows of their experience and living in a foreign city with a newborn.


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