Facebook group supports dads with multiples

By Neil Ward (AMBA Magazine)

Dad to Connor and Christian

Late in 2010, my wife Tina and I were dealt a blow we could never have ever imagined possible – the inability to have children. Once we exhausted all other options, like adoption, we stumbled upon surrogacy, and we now have two amazing boys thanks to a professional team in India. It was a long, complex, ethical, emotional and expensive journey, and I found it difficult for other dads and male friends to comprehend, as they just had no idea about surrogacy, let alone multiples.

Read more: Multiple Dads Sanctuary

Fatherhood no monkey business

By Carissa Mason (AMBA Magazine)

Before he became a dad, Danilo Zivkovic was a zoo keeper, based in the primates enclosure and responsible for the care and wellbeing of 20 chimpanzees, 8 gorillas and a menagerie of other smaller monkey species

"I spent all day monitoring behaviour, feeding, cleaning and making sure I didn't get bitten", Danilo says. "I was often covered in poo and wee and food. I don't think it helped prepare me for the boys though", he grins. "Animals are much more self-sufficient." The boys he refers to are his three sons, identical twins Finnbar and Arlo, 2, and Luca, nine months.

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The AMBA Appreciation Awards program was established to acknowledge AMBA members’ valued contributions; introduce dedicated, creative and innovative individuals and clubs to their peers on a national level; promote teamwork; recognise activities that increase the profile of AMBA within local and national communities and promote national affiliation. 

Read more: AMBA Appreciation Awards Winners 2016

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AMBA provides support to families with multiples in Australia no matter where they are located. Read this amazing story about a family who live 8 hours away from their local club, Townsville & District Multiple Birth Association.

With over 50 clubs around Australia, we have most of Australia covered and if a club membership doesn't suit, families have the option of joining AMBA as an Associate Member to access member benefits such as the AMBA Magazine and member discounts.

Read more: National support
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