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
Inspiring StoriesTotally inspiring stories abound in the Australian surrogacy & donor communities about the journeys taken by intended parents and the surrogates who assist them in the Aussie October Seminar series may sell out. For me, there is huge joy in being able to help hopeful singles and couples to create family. Some of them […]
I have been working in this field for over a decade and the intended parents who come most unstuck in creating family are those who try to rely solely on social media tips as their manual for family building. While the casual advice from past parents is well-meaning, every journey is different and this is […]
The global landscape is always changing. Below are some recent developments you should be aware of. * In Australia and New Zealand, there are important changes to RTAC guidelines around embryo shipping. We are holding a session on this at the Conference. * On 12 May, the Northern Territory became Australia’s last jurisdiction to pass […]