Georgie Crawford has shared an emotional update today on her surrogacy journey, after she and her husband Jamie made the decision to halt proceedings amid the curent conflict in Ukraine.
Since the podcast host last updated her followers, the war in Ukraine has developed into a deepening crisis with many in the capital of Kyiv have fled or are in the process of being evacuated.
Speaking on her Instagram stories she spoke about what they know right now; “We’ve heard through the grapevine that our embryos have been rescued by an amazing man, but we don’t currently know what country they’re in.”
Continuing, a visibly emotional Georgie said; “I’m scared of whats to come for me emotionally” and that they are “putting our best foot forward every day, praying for peace, trying to look after ourselves as best we can.”
Continuing she added that; “They are in one of two places but we don’t want to be distracting our clinic from what they need to be doing by sending lots of emails.”
“The fact that they were all rescued from Kyiv is all we could have hoped for at this time. So we will wait to see what happens next.”
The couple’s embryo transfer was meant to take place at the end of last month after they matched with a surrogate at the end of 2021, however due to the rising political tensions they decided to put this on hold. Sharing an update at the time Georgie said; “Our clinic were so supportive but unfortunately our surrogate mother felt like she had to keep going in the process and was to be put forward to another family who felt ready to proceed.”
“When I say unfortunate, I mean unfortunate for us. I have no doubt in my mid that our surrogate made the best decision for her family. I thought about her all day long yesterday and have nothing but love in my heart for her.”
However, this doesn’t make the news any easier to bear as she said; “I’ve woken up every single day praying that there would be a resolution to this, that we could go ahead with the transfer.” She also said that the clinic were so understanding and that she and Jamie have decided to; “delay the surrogacy and wait for more stability in Ukraine.”
Finally she said; “My heart breaks when I look at Pia sometimes and I haven’t been able to give her a sibling before now but I know that it’s gonna happen for us and this is just a bump in the road. My heart is gonna be shattered tomorrow, but I’ve been in these rock bottom moments before and found a way out, and I know that I’ll get through it.”
Georgie and Jamie made the decision to have their second child via surrogacy as just seven months after they had their daughter, Pia, Georgie was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32.
Thankfully she now has all the all clear, but she needs to stay on her current medication for at least five years under the recommendation of her doctors which has delayed her having a second child. She shared; “They don’t advise you to have a baby when you’re on Tamoxafen.”
This is why the couple have made the decision to have their second chid through surrogacy instead and Georgie has been incredibly open sharing the ups and downs of this journey so far. They had hoped they would be welcoming their second child before the end of this year, so our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.