Uniting parents with their newborns during lockdown

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-06-01 at 04:49:26

Growing Families have been working around the clock in recent months to assist parents from Australia, USA, UK, mainland Europe and Asia to travel to births. It has meant countless hours assisting with airline protocols, paperwork, embassies, visa, ground transport and that most precious commodity – love and understanding.
We are sharing feedback below from just some of those parents…………….

I wanted to reach out and thank you for all the hard work that you and your team did on our behalf. The drivers Ivan set up were absolutely amazing.  They all made us feel comfortable, safe, and involved regardless of any language barriers. Given this stressful situation things have gone surprisingly smoothly.  With Gratitude, Darlene, Chris, and Sophia (USA)

Sam has been an amazing support for us throughout our surrogacy journey, from initial fact finding right through until the arrival of our beautiful boy. Even when the global Covid 19 Pandemic looked to derail us from being in Ukraine for or sons birth Sam worked tirelessly to find solutions and fight for us the whole way. We are so grateful to Sam and Growing Families for their unwavering support, compassion and absolute professionalism, they have made a such a huge difference to our lives. A thousand thank you’s Sam. Julian & Sophie Parkinson (France & Australia)

Sam has gone to great lengths to help us out during our entire surrogacy journey. This is, in fact, our second journey and we could not have done either of these without Sam’s constant guidance. He has been available 24/7, giving invaluable guidance … that personable contact is often forgotten in many organisations. Sam has made these the best experiences of our lives and its something that we will both never forget and always be forever grateful for. He is such a wonderful ambassador for Australian surrogacy and we are so incredibly lucky that he is at the helm of such a fantastic organisation. Thank you for absolutely everything, T&P (Australia)

Even in challenging times with covid-19, the logistics planned by ‘Growing Families’ all came together worked well adapting to changes along the way. AF

This organisation is completely dedicated to helping people who would like a family through surrogacy. It has provided workable solutions in this COVID 19 global crisis. Very helpful. TY

Thank you Sam for all your help and efforts you are putting in during covid19 uncertainty and taking every possible step to help parents to travel and meet their babies. NU

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