by Sam everingham
Posted on 2017-04-04 at 00:35:16
Tanya (48) & her husband (40) made the decision in 2016 to go the surrogacy route. Their trek to have a child began with many years of trying naturally, followed by unsuccessful rounds of IVF. Rushed into emergency surgery in January 2013 , Tanya had 3 subsequent surgeries to repair a wound.
During 2013 Tanya & her husband moved to Stockholm, for an expat assignment. Tanya’s age made it particularly difficult as no IVF Clinic would take them. There followed a donor egg cycle in Finland, creating 5 blastocysts – five transfers later, only one had taken and it miscarried at six weeks.
Their first surrogacy attempts in Georgia were unsuccessful. Devastated, they refused to give up. Despite the higher costs, they turned to US surrogacy, given some US states had over three decades experience in this complex area. Ultimately an Oregon surrogacy agency, Surro Connections, captured their trust and helped them decide on a US IVF clinic. Tanya is now the mum she always dreamed to be
If you have embryos still in Ukraine, it may be tempting to initiate a new surrogacy arrangement in Ukraine, particularly if your surrogacy agency and surrogate are agreeable. This is a highly risky and unethical proposition. Various foreign governments, including Australia, have announced that they cannot support safe travel or exit arrangements for newborns via […]
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 […]
While Hong Kong, Bangkok and Sydney are popular destinations for Family Building and for a good quality IVF, increasing numbers need a surrogate and such services are harder to access. Yet a global audit of surrogacy agencies in 2018 showed China to be in the top three user nations of cross-border surrogacy globally. In the […]