8 June 2020 To the Members of Parliament, Re: Simplify Surrogacy Arrangements and update the NZ Adoption Act Thank you for the opportunity to submit in relation to our petition to “Update the NZ Adoption Act to simplify and speed up the process for Adoption” which has received almost 35,000 signatures to date. As parents [...]
Surrogacy is an amazing gift of life and one of the most amazing gifts anyone can ever give. From that moment a child enters our lives, our world changes for the better. Helping someone else experience having a family is one of the greatest gifts anyone can give. What is the difference between Traditional and [...]
On Friday the 15th of March, 282 days after Frankie's birth, we finally got a judgement on Frankie's adoption. Yasss Frankie!!!! After much hoorah, you’re now officially our child. What a day! We are so relieved and stoked with the outcome, after what feels like a lifetime, and a mountain of paperwork. We are so [...]
In September 2018, we travelled as a family to Bali for a 10 day holiday. We had the best time relaxing, swimming and spending time as a family.
Christian and Frankie hit all the hot spots of LA on their trip to the USA.
Christian takes Frankie to the USA for a week long holiday at only 10 weeks old. Here are his tips when travelling with a baby.
Travelling at the best of times can be stressful, let alone with a new baby. Here are a few of my travel tips when planning a trip... Booking Flights On Air NZ, children under the age of 2 years old travel for free within NZ or at 10% of the adult fare when travelling internationally. [...]
Sign The Petition Now There is a far greater need for the NZ Adoption Act 1955 to be reviewed in a broader sense. The Key Issues are: The Adoption Act 1955 is outdated for modern NZ. It is complicated and not clearly understood. The intending parents, even if they are the biological parent(s), are not named on the [...]
The Royal Tour Recently Mark went to China to work on his new Edwards & Co products (exciting!!), so I decided to take Frankie around the South Island on 'the Royal Tour' to meet the family. For all the travel tips, check out our Travel Tips page. Our first stop was Dunedin and I was [...]
Instagram: @Love From Your Dads Facebook: @KiwibabyDaddies A well worn journey...of love, perseverance and family. Christian Newman 34, and his husband Mark Edwards, 35, are embracing the joys of parenthood after their son Francis Newman-Edwards was born via IVF on June 6. The doting fathers, from Auckland, began trying for their first child in 2016 - [...]