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The Blog2019-06-11T11:59:31+11:00
sarah jefford

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford, an IVF Mum, egg donor, surrogate and family and surrogacy lawyer.

Welcome to the Surrogacy and Donor Conception Blog, with posts about surrogacy, donor conception, laws, news items, and my personal experiences as a donor and surrogate. You can scroll through the posts, search by category or keyword below.

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Surrogacy and Fertility Bulletin – January 2020

Looking for updates for all things surrogacy and fertility, in Australia and overseas? Consider this your one-stop-shop with all your news. In Victoria, new Assisted Reproductive Treatment Regulations came in effect on 13 December, allowing surrogate mothers to [...]

International Surrogacy Options

International Surrogacy Options for Australians When you're considering surrogacy in Australia or overseas, you're likely to become overwhelmed with the options and processes and getting to grips with the laws surrounding international surrogacy. I cannot recommend a particular [...]

Surrogacy Information Sharing and Privacy

A surrogacy arrangement necessarily involves people sharing experiences with each other that would otherwise be reserved for the most intimate of relationships. Besides discussion about your views on pregnancy termination and whether the surrogate will drink alcohol during [...]

International Surrogacy Arrangements

International Surrogacy Arrangements Are you considering surrogacy options overseas? You need to do your research and consider the laws, options and processes. Be prepared to take your time and research, research, research! What are the laws about surrogacy? [...]

Surrogacy Information for Healthcare Providers

Surrogacy Information for Healthcare Providers If you are an intended parent or future surrogate and need to visit your healthcare provider to talk about surrogacy, you may find that they have not dealt with many surrogacy cases in [...]

Do I Qualify for Surrogacy in Australia?

Do I qualify for surrogacy in Australia? This post is about qualifying for surrogacy as an intended parent. If you are a woman considering becoming a surrogate, you might be interested in this post. The first step when [...]

Supporting Your Surrogate and Family

Supporting Your Surrogate and Family Intended parents carry the pressure of wanting to be appreciative, supportive and caring for their surrogate and her family, and not wanting to be intrusive or overbearing. With that in mind, there are [...]

So You Want to Be a Surrogate?

So you want to be a surrogate? I remember when I first considered becoming a surrogate - searching everywhere for information and ending up down many an internet rabbit hole. I was excited and nervous; my husband was [...]

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