In December 2015 my wife Elle and I received the most precious and amazing Christmas present imaginable. In fact, until it happened it probably wasn’t actually imaginable as we never thought we would have the privilege of becoming parents. Fourteen months after ‘Team Wonderland’ was created our beautiful baby boy Fynlo was born thanks to … Continue reading Thoughts about a sibling project
At SurrogacyUK, when a surrogate wants to get to know Intended Parents better, she asks our Admin Manager to make ‘The Call’. This event is talked of by IPs with a mixture of excitement, hope and nervousness, but they’re not the only ones anxiously checking their phones! Some of our surrogates share how they felt … Continue reading Waiting for ‘The Call’ – our surrogates share their experiences
In light of the recent proposed changes to the UK law regarding surrogacy by the Law Commission, there have been some fairly scathing attacks on surrogacy, in its entirety, by many women’s rights groups. As someone who has always strongly identified as a feminist, and champions equal rights for women in my life and in … Continue reading Surrogacy and Feminism: Can the two go hand in hand?
So…Neil and I decided we wanted to have children several years ago. In 2015, we looked into adoption but wanted to have the genetic link so discovered surrogacy. After much research we discovered SurrogacyUK, the country’s leading organisation who provides support for IPs (intended parents) and surrogates through a friendship first approach. You meet people … Continue reading Surrogacy and how it works – our journey
Anyone who knows me knows that I carried two babies for 2 other families because I wanted to, I chose to do this not for money but simply because I wanted to and was able to. I was not coerced or extorted, it wasn’t my low socio-economic status, poor education or the colour of my … Continue reading I’ve been a surrogate…. twice