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
As 2019 comes to a close, it is worth looking back over the year at some of the trends as well as learnings in regard to Family building thru Surrogacy and or Egg Donation globally. Over the year, we ran 10 seminars in Australia, 8 in Europe, 1 in New Zealand, our National Australian conference […]
For many couples who have experienced medical complications in pregnancy, including the heartbreak of late miscarriage or still-birth, working with a surrogate to create their family becomes the best way forward. However surrogacy arrangements can be complicated emotionally and logistically. Our information days profile surrogates, egg donors and parents who have gone down this route. […]
Gay dad Rodney Cruise is something of an expert on setting expectations in Co-parenting arrangements. Over the last 14 years Rodney and his Taiwanese partner Jeff have between them fathered a child via surrogacy, four via co-parenting with two lesbian couples and five further children via ‘identity-release’ sperm donation. For many busy professionals, co-parenting seems […]