How one family made the difficult decision to give the gift of life (

'Theo walked out and said ‘we’re donating’. He wanted to give another family struggling with fertility the same gift we were lucky enough to produce ourselves ...'

Once their son was born, mum Nicky wanted to ensure the 12 embryos they still had in storage were not discarded, but her husband, Theo, was uncertain about donating. They paid to keep them in storage for many years – and even applied to extend the allowable period beyond the five years – while they considered what to do. This Sydney Morning Herald article explores a dilemma common for those who’ve had successful fertility treatment - what to do with surplus eggs or embryos - and the donating parents’ perspective.

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