A friend in need. I'm hoping to help my best friend and his family get home safely following the births of their babies abroad.
My name's Grace and I've created this page in the hope that I can get some help for my best friend, his husband and their new family.
They are a happily married gay Kiwi couple who have been blessed with "Triplings" via a surrogacy arrangement overseas.
"Triplings" are 3 babies born using the same eggs and sperm implanted in multiple surrogate mothers.
They chose to use 2 surrogate mothers as there is roughly a 30% chance of success per embryo. This was their second attempt. This time 3/4 implanted embryos were successful.
Unfortunately the Agency that was supposed to help them left them stranded on arrival for the births of their babies and they went into hiding with their final payments for the births. This meant that they had to pay all the birthing fees again along with the after care for the surrogate mothers.
Along with this, their first born had complications and had to be rushed to another hospital to be put on a respirator. The Clinic that delivered him held them ransom by not letting the ambulance leave until they paid them more money. Their baby then had to spend 2 weeks in specialist care which cost them a huge amount of money which they hadn't budgeted on.
Thankfully he has made a full recovery and is now with his parents, his brother and sister.
The problem now is that they are stranded in this country with little or no finances left and another month or so of bureaucracy to get through. They also have an internal flight and accommodation requirements not to mention the hundreds of nappies.
They have been getting great support from family and friends but we can only help so much.
We now hope that with your help they can move things along and get their beautiful new family home to the safety of New Zealand.
Grace Nixon's involvement (page creator)
I'm involved in this because I really want to help my friend and his family but unfortunately there's only so much I can do.
I speak to him daily and see what a toll this is taking on them all. They need to get home quickly and safely.
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This page was created on 27 Mar 2016 and closed on 30 Apr 2016.