Amelia Seymour

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2016-04-20 at 01:21:51

Amelia is a 27 year old traditional surrogate, whose journey along with fiance Shane and intended parents Cyrus and Ameera culminated in the birth of Baby Shireen in December 2015. Together their team weathered many highs and lows including 3 IVF cycles and 4 transfers over a 3 year journey. Amelia remains a passionate supporter of Australian surrogacy and hopes that many others can experience the positive journey she has.


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