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.


I am the Director of Growing Families and a dad via surrogacy and egg donation Its Sunday 24 October and I am in Sydney Australia on Day 9 of 14 days hotel quarantine. Why am I here you may ask? I’ve just returned from two weeks of face-to-face meetings with parents, surrogates, doctors,  surrogacy professionals […]

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What is a surrogate? The word surrogate just means appointed to act in the place of.  Surrogacy refers to an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant for the purpose of gestating and giving birth to a child for a couple or single person with the intention of giving that child to that person/people […]