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.
I am so excited to launch my book, More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates. It is now available to pre-order as a Kindle edition, and paperback editions will be available [...]
I am proud as punch to be named as a finalist in the Australian Law Awards for Innovator of the Year 2020. And prouder still to share the stage with some amazing and inspiring innovators in the legal [...]
Surrogacy isn't always sunshine and roses. Sometimes, it can go wrong. Even when it is good, the relationships are complex and challenging and sometimes really hard. I am often asked for examples of surrogacy-gone-wrong. Intended parents and surrogates [...]
Surrogacy Lawyers - huh, what are they good for? If you answered 'absolutely nothing!' well... fair enough. But bear with me! Read on and hopefully you'll learn more about what surrogacy lawyers are good for, and how you [...]
Sharing your story for surrogacy. If you are new to surrogacy, you might like to start by reading this post. If you are interested in becoming a surrogate you can read more about that here. Many surrogacy arrangements [...]
If you're expecting a baby through an Australian surrogacy arrangement, you'll be keen to make sure you have done everything to prepare for the Parentage Order application after the birth. Firstly, if you are not sure what I'm [...]
Expectations for Donor Agreements When entering a donor agreement, it is important for the parties to talk about their intentions and expectations, before attempting to become pregnant. Whether the donor is a friend, family member or someone you [...]
Coping with the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions make a surrogacy arrangement all the more complex. Published 29 April 2020. The situation changes from day to day, and you should check that the information you are seeking is up [...]
The original post was written in March 2020. It has since been updated in late April 2020. A free webinar, exploring the issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on surrogacy teams, happened on 28 April [...]
We Need a Surrogate: What's Next? Sarah has written a book, More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates, the only guide to surrogacy in Australia. Now that you've decided to pursue [...]
Surrogacy Laws Australia Are you exploring your options for growing your family through surrogacy? Below is an overview of Australian surrogacy laws as they stand today. If you are new to surrogacy, you can read more about how [...]