by Sam everingham
Posted on 2017-04-04 at 00:35:16
Tanya (48) & her husband (40) made the decision in 2016 to go the surrogacy route. Their trek to have a child began with many years of trying naturally, followed by unsuccessful rounds of IVF. Rushed into emergency surgery in January 2013 , Tanya had 3 subsequent surgeries to repair a wound.
During 2013 Tanya & her husband moved to Stockholm, for an expat assignment. Tanya’s age made it particularly difficult as no IVF Clinic would take them. There followed a donor egg cycle in Finland, creating 5 blastocysts – five transfers later, only one had taken and it miscarried at six weeks.
Their first surrogacy attempts in Georgia were unsuccessful. Devastated, they refused to give up. Despite the higher costs, they turned to US surrogacy, given some US states had over three decades experience in this complex area. Ultimately an Oregon surrogacy agency, Surro Connections, captured their trust and helped them decide on a US IVF clinic. Tanya is now the mum she always dreamed to be
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