Lynette Cartisano

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2019-12-19 at 01:28:28

After 24 years of unexplained infertility, miscarriages, failed IVF cycles and using an overseas donor in Australia, it was time to try something different. Lynette attended the Growing Families Conference, (formerly Families Through Surrogacy), in June 2017 to learn more about embryology and donor eggs. During the day, it became more apparent that an egg donor and surrogate would be the answer in creating family. Lynette and her partner decided on Lotus after speaking to them and other intended parents who had achieved successful journeys. Two months later they were in Kyiv creating embryos and meeting their surrogate.  While the first transfer ended in miscarriage, the second was successful. They returned to Kyiv one year later  to welcome their daughter.


For many couples who have experienced medical complications in pregnancy, including the heartbreak of late miscarriage or still-birth, working with a surrogate to create their family becomes the best way forward. However surrogacy arrangements can be complicated emotionally and logistically. Our information days profile surrogates, egg donors and parents who have gone down this route. […]

There are thousands with health or fertility issues or a lack of the necessary anatomy that might once have prevented them raising a genetically connected child. Not anymore. When Film-maker and activist Lance Black and Tom Daley announced they were going to be dads via surrogacy in the UK press, there had been mixed reactions. […]

Mothers Milk Bank Charity

Giving Food to the hungry; Hope to the needy; Life to a baby Together keeping babies healthy as only breastmilk can. I am excited about being involved with Growing Families. I have already had the privilege of helping many intending mothers prepare for breastfeeding by assisting them induce lactation. It has been wonderful to support […]