Growing Families Supercharges its Support Services
by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2022-10-19 at 16:57:29
The family-building landscape both domestically and internationally is becoming increasingly complex. Fall-out from the Covid pandemic as well as the war in Ukraine have had flow on effects to both surrogate availability and agency capacities globally.
In some environments, such as Australia, new regulations are making it even harder for intended parents to engage in donor IVF or surrogacy.
Those relying on Google searchs and ‘free’ advice on social media are hearing conflicting and out-of-date information. Many are coming to us increasing confused. Some spend years on difficult or unsuccessful journeys before reaching out for help.
Based on over a decade’s experience, Growing Families has categorised the information and support needs of intended parents into 13 key areas. These are the topics that we spend most time on with hopeful parents.
From 1 November 2022 , we are revising our consultation offer to provide two support options to better meet the needs of those engaging in surrogacy arrangments
Two hour support package AU$395 (+ GST) includes:
- A 50-60 minute call (or face to face meeting if Sydney based)
- 1 hour of follow-up support
This support can include an individual situation assessment, embryo and donor options; where to engage; risk assessment; clinic and agency recommendations and introductions; compliance with local law, peer support and much more. Fill out the form here so we can best support you.
Full journey support package AU$2500 (+ GST)
This package is designed for those who would like support across the entire process. It aims to reduce costs, timelines and stress by creating a family-building pathway and supporting it through professional advice and ongoing engagement and problem-solving.
With up to nine hours of contact time, it can include support on each of the areas below, accompanied by relevant written resources and documentation. Apply here
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