Georgie Crawford has shared an emotional post this week as she opens up about the difficulties tackling Ireland’s strict surrogacy laws. Posting a gorgeous snap of the moment she brought her little girl Pia into the world, she shared how different this experience will be with her second child.
Since having Pia, Georgie was diagnosed with breast cancer and even though she has the all clear, she shared in an interview on the Late Late Show that she still takes some medication in her recovery and her doctors have advised her to continue with this.
“I was put on a drug called tomaxifen for my recovery from cancer and I’m going to stay on that for five years. I could come off that and we could try for a baby ourselves but I want to stay on it. So we have decided to move towards surrogacy and we are in the process of that.”
Since the couple revealed they are going down the route of surrogacy, Georgie has been sharing the difficulties involved with her followers online. The health and wellness advocate shared an emotional post this week about how difficult it is to go this route here in Ireland.
“I never imagined when I was holding my first baby in my arms in this photo that I wouldn’t be classified as the mother of my second. We have turned down offers to make documentaries, various interviews with TV, radio and newspapers, because this is such a private journey for us & we are still in the early stages but I couldn’t not say something today.”
Continuing she shared; “Yesterday, there was unconfirmed reports in The Sunday Business Post that the government will not be including international surrogacy within the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill. So what does that mean for our family & many others?”
Georgie went through how this will impact parents who are on this journey here in Ireland; “I will not be recognised as my own child’s mother despite my child having my DNA.”
“For the first two years, I will have no legal relationship to my child, at which point I can apply to become a guardian (with Jamie’s approval). Despite being in a very happy marriage, Jamie will hold all of the control when it comes to our future child as he will be the only legal parent under the current law. This could leave so many women in a helpless & vulnerable position.”
Finally she added; “When it comes to medical issues for my child I can’t even bring myself to explain the technicalities here.We are hoping despite the information published yesterday that the Government will consider providing a pathway to parenthood via international surrogacy.”