Baby Ava

Baby Ava

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Baby Ava is the moving and insightful account of Caroline and Niall Oa€™Flahertya€™s struggle to have a baby. Faced with infertility after Carolinea€™s battle with cervical cancer, the couple begin to explore various options. However, with the usual pathways of IVF and adoption proving too problematic, all hope seems lost until Caroline happens to see a TV documentary about surrogacy in India. Buoyed by the possibility of a child, the pair contact the Akanksha Infertility clinic run by Der Nayna Patel and set about making arrangements to travel to India. This book details their remarkable journey through the surrogacy process, from Caroline and Nialla€™s first trip to India, to the arrival of their beautiful daughter. Following Avaa€™s birth, however, the Oa€™Flahertya€™s meet a further obstacle; with no surrogacy legislation in place in Ireland, they cannot obtain an Irish passport for their child. Niall immediately embarks on a campaign to bring his family home, as Caroline adjusts to motherhood while stranded in a foreign land. The Oa€™Flahertysa€™ story is both poignant and powerful. Their personal exploration of this emotive issue provokes thought on the wider questions of morality and ethics surrounding surrogacy, making Baby Ava as enlightening and challenging a read as it is heartwarming.BeforeIcould submit the documentation to the Passport Office, I first had to get the photos and passport application form signed at our ... In the UK, Carolinea#39;s brother Philip had been in contact with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Officeanbsp;...

Title:Baby Ava
Author:Caroline O'Flaherty, Antoinette Walker
Publisher:Liberties Press - 2012-11-01


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