A baby boy for Toni Street

News personality and radio host Toni Street and partner Matt France have announced the arrival of their new baby boy, Lachlan Stephen France. Little ‘Lachie’ arrived a couple of weeks early on 9th August and was born via surrogacy, thanks to Toni’s friend Sophie Braggins.

Surrogacy “special and selfless”

Toni was unable to carry the baby herself due to Churg-Strauss syndrome. When news of the surrogacy was announced earlier in the year, Toni referred to her friend Sophie as “special and selfless” for volunteering. Toni told her The Hits co-hosts Sam Wallace and Sarah Gandy, “It was just like having both my other two children, it was this pure love moment.”

Lachlan is a baby brother to siblings Juliette and Mackenzie and is named after Toni’s late brother.

The happiness is real 💙 @tonimstreet @mjfrance09 @michaelbraggins

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Have you every considered surrogacy, either as the mum-to-be or the surrogate?

This article was written by Julie Scanlon, Editor for Kidspot NZ.

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  1. Bevik1971 14/08/2018 at 4:11 pm

    Amazing really 🙂 big ups to the ladies who are surrogates for Mum’s that can’t carry their own children, very special indeed. I was lucky enough to be able to get pregnant and carry my own 2 children. It would be so difficult to give that little button up for me anyway, doubt that I could do it. Nice one Toni 🙂

  2. Mands1980 10/08/2018 at 8:09 pm

    I think this is amazing I talked about being a sarrogate to my husband but he wasn’t too happy about it. It takes a special person or couple to be involved in the process. As you carry the baby for 9 months it would be very hard to give the wee baby over after feeling the baby kick and your tummy grow. So I say if you can do this for people you are absolutely amazing.

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