(for U.S. readers)
How far would you go to have a baby? Despina Meris finds herself chasing IVF, egg donors and international surrogacy in her tumultuous nine-year pursuit of parenthood.
New Yorker Despina Meris relocates to Australia to be with her husband Bill and start a family. But they are heartbroken with their string of unexplained miscarriages, even with the help of IVF. They turn to surrogacy - first in India, then in Ukraine and finally in Thailand, where their baby is conceived.
But more drama unfolds when, overnight, they are caught up in the Thai government crackdown on commercial surrogacy, leaving them with no way of contacting their pregnant surrogate.
In this nail-biting true story, Despina gives an inside peek into the IVF and surrogacy industries, the fertility merry-go-round, and what it’s like to live for years with uncertainty.
How far would you go before you call it quits, when it seems like all the odds are stacked against you?