A ground-breaking new study shows the UK is now the second largest user nation of cross-border surrogacy amongst European nations and the eighth largest user globally. Amongst UK citizens using cross-border surrogacy, Ukraine is now just as commonly used as the US, partly due to stark cost differences.
Stacy Owen is one such UK mum who recently returned from Ukraine with twins after many years of infertility. She will tell her story at Families Through Surrogacy’s upcoming London’s upcoming seminar. In contrast Sarah Bentley became a mum via domestic surrogacy. After 7 years of suffering tragic losses Sarah was diagnosed with a rare medical condition which meant that she was unable to carry children. She and her husband joined COTS and found a surrogate willing to help them achieve their dream of becoming parents. Today they are the proud parents to two little boys aged 4 and 20 months. Sarah will also share her advice in London this month
Some couples have precious embryos, but no surrogate. Others will require donor eggs as well as a surrogate. Some were born without a womb; for others its repeated failed embryo transfers or recurrent miscarriages.
Whatever your circumstances, surrogacy has a myriad moving parts – from eligibility to egg quality – from surrogate agencies to surrogate compensation. Too many embark without the necessary understanding of risks and how to overcome them. Families Through Surrogacy was established to fill this gap, providing both customised advice and seminars.
At upcoming seminars in Dublin (23 Oct), Edinburgh (25 Oct) and London (27 Oct), twelve parents will share their surrogacy journeys via the US, Canada, Ukraine or UK. These seminars include advice and short talks from surrogates, surrogacy professionals and legal experts on building relationships, who can engage where, how to navigate your journey and cost implications.
Details at http://www.familiesthrusurrogacy.com/uk-ireland-oct-seminar-series/