Tanya Lunardon

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2022-02-08 at 21:46:32

Tanya and Trystan’s international surrogacy journey began 4 years ago at this very seminar when they were made aware of  the “literal” world of opportunities available to them.   They connected with a Ukraine agency on the day but after a  few hiccups with egg donors changed to a Georgian agency where the egg donor choice was extensive and surrogates easily available.   The process was virtually seamless with Tanya flying to Georgia for the 22 week scan.  Then Covid hit. International and national borders were shut, exemptions were not being granted and transportation was just not available.  However with the support and guidance of Sam from Growing Families and the Turkish Australian embassy Tanya flew into Georgia while her baby girl was being born. Tahlia is now 20 months old and a thriving cheeky, curious little girl.


In this difficult time, Growing Families is providing an update on current travel restrictions which will impact intended parents travelling internationally for embryo creation or the birth of children. OVERSEAS TRAVEL FOR BIRTHS (updated as at 4.30pm 22 July AEST) You need to consider Whether your local authorities will allow you to leave your home […]

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The Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it will be possible to provide permission for foreign citizens to enter Georgia during travel ban provided that their embassy contacts MFA Georgia with the following information: Intended Parents full name, Passport Number and copies of their passports. Name and registration number of the IVF clinic (for New Life […]