Spain, Surrogate Mother

Spain – Single mom from B.C. gives the gift of family to man from Spain

Source Surrey Now-Leader

Kara Erickson gave the gift of family by being a surrogate mother for Josep Cañadas, who’s from Spain. (Submitted by New Bloom Photography)

On May 1, Kara Erickson gave birth to a healthy baby girl and then handed her over to Josep Antonio Castelló Cañadas, a man she’d met only once before in Las Vegas.

In the fall of 2016, while at an industry trade show, Erickson, who co-owns Chilliwack’s Yellow Bird Birth, had a chance encounter with Nathan Chan, the managing director of Proud Fertility in Calgary. The two—who connected over their shared stillbirth and loss doula training—began talking about egg donation and surrogacy, which Chan’s firm specializes in, and Erickson said she felt like she could be of help.

“I’d always wanted to be a surrogate,” said 28-year-old Erickson in April, while rubbing her very pregnant belly. “But I never pursued it—it was more like if somebody I knew needed somebody to carry for them I could do it.”

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Fertility Treatment, Spain

Spain at the forefront of assisted reproduction treatment in Europe: why do so many patients travel abroad for their fertility treatment?

Source Treatment Abroad
Every year an increasing number of children are born in Europe by means of assisted reproduction – around 146,000 newborns in 2014, with Spain being the European country in which most fertility treatments are carried out. This increase is most likely due to Spain’s liberal reproductive legislation and the state-of-the-art technologies employed. It is for this reason that British people are increasingly travelling to Spain to fulfill their dream of becoming parents. Dr. Jon Aizpurua, specialist in reproductive medicine and founder of IVF Spain Alicante explains why Spain has been and still is at the very top of assisted reproduction treatment in Europe.

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