Spencer Tewis-Allen

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2019-10-05 at 04:58:27

In 2018 Spencer and his partner Kevin , after years of discussing the idea, had linked up with a wonderful donor called Rachel. They met a potential surrogate through a forum online and were 5 months into a ‘get to know you’ phase. This match came to an abrupt end when their surrogate accidentally feel pregnant to her partner.  Three months later Rachael asked if the couple would consider her sister, Leanne, as their surrogate! They embraced the idea. While there were dramas and difficulties with their son Sawyer born 8 weeks premature. Spencer will discuss what they learned in this extra-ordinary journey


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