Its My Great Pleasure to Welcome you at New Life Mexico
My name is Dr. Mariam Kukunashvili and I’m the founder of New Life Network. Like many parents, my personal story has seen the pain and heartbreak of struggling to achieve the family I desired. That is why I decided to found New Life Global, a network of IVF clinics and egg donation and surrogacy agencies throughout the world. Through this network, my team and I have walked alongside more than 7,000 families of all backgrounds, preferences and walks of life on their journey to parenthood, and with every added chapter we are blessed with some of the most rewarding experiences.
My story began when I was born in the Republic of Georgia, a former member of the Soviet Union with an astoundingly high level of homophobia. Raised by two wonderful parents that guided me well enough to avoid becoming part of this hate, I turned to LGBT rights organizations to fight for gay rights in my country from a very young age. As I participated in TV debates and fought against this senseless oppression, my husband and I also underwent our own personal struggles.
We found out that I am infertile, a discovery that started a very long, heart-wrenching and financially burdening journey to achieve the family my husband and I were dreaming of. After 11 unsuccessful IVF attempts, four surgeries and an ectopic pregnancy, we were mentally, emotionally and financially exhausted. But, we didn’t want to give up!
Then, finally, our journey led us to the solution we had been waiting for: surrogacy.
With the help of a wonderful surrogate mother, my husband and I were blessed with triplets who are now joyful and healthy 7-year-olds that happily complete our little family. After realizing the sheer joy that came from achieving our dream of parenthood through surrogacy services, I knew I wanted others be able to achieve theirs, too.
That is why I started New Life, a beacon of hope to anyone in the world struggling to start the family they have been dreaming of. Equally important to me was that, with New Life, I would have the privilege of offering solutions for gay couples and single men eager to become parents.
Unfortunately, I faced backlash for my decision to open New Life’s doors to the gay community; but, despite the bullying, threats and horrible stories about my family and me, I continued on the path that I knew was right. I didn’t let the homophobic hatred stop me from dedicating my life to helping the people I knew in my heart deserved the families they so desperately wanted. So, I sought out gay-friendly surrogacy destinations all over the world to be able to offer my support.