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Surrogacy in Ireland: ‘Having our baby took four failed transfers, four surrogates and three egg retrievals. He was born in Ukraine’


by Sarah Gill
27th Nov 2022

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When Lauragh Goggin was told that she would be unable to carry children due to medical conditions, she and her husband made the decision to pursue surrogacy. Finally, following setback after setback, her son was born in Ukraine via surrogate. Here, she shares the details of this surreal experience.

I have always wanted to be a mother. My whole life, my mother has always told me that I was born to be a mam. Ever since I was a young girl, I would mother just about anything; dogs, cats, horses — you name it. I’ve always loved children and the joy that they bring. Living with diabetes and kidney disease hasn’t been easy, but when I was told that these medical conditions would mean...

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