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.
There are many ways to grow a family, and co-parenting is one creative option. There are as many different ways to co-parent as there are families choosing this model of parenting. A co-parenting arrangement might involve two singles, [...]
Surrogacy Counselling - what should we expect? If you are new to surrogacy, you can read about how to find a surrogate, or how to become a surrogate yourself. You can also download the free Surrogacy Handbook which [...]
Is it harder, to give up a genetics, as a traditional surrogate? If you know me well , you'll know that I often get on my high horse when I hear misinformation spread about IVF, donor conception or [...]
Surrogacy & Fertility Bulletin - March 2020 Looking for updates for all things surrogacy and fertility, in Australia and overseas? Consider this your one-stop-shop with all your news. Melbourne couple Tim and Celeste opened up about the challenges [...]
Registration for the 2020 Surrogacy Sisterhood Retreat have now closed. If you are still interested in attending, you can be placed on our Wait List by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We shall advise you if any places become [...]
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 [...]
Are we all created equal, when it comes to surrogacy? Are all intended parents equally entitled to pursue surrogacy? Are all women who want to be surrogates, good candidates for surrogacy? Maybe this post is really just a [...]
Registering the Birth of a Surrogacy Baby Congratulations! The baby has arrived! After the birth, registering the birth is the responsibility of the birth parents. As the birth parents, the surrogate and her partner must be listed as [...]
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 [...]
Uniform Surrogacy Laws? Yes please! The Council of Attorneys General met today in Adelaide for their regular bi-annual meeting. The Council is made up of the State Attorneys General and the Federal Attorney General, and they talk about [...]
Victorian Surrogacy Regulations Update If you know me at all, you know how much I enjoy a bit of surrogacy law reform. And this one is particularly satisfying, because the previous provisions were so ridiculously unfair that it [...]