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The Blog2019-06-11T11:59:31+00:00
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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Egg Donation: Seeing Yourself In Someone Else’s Child

I became an egg donor after having my own children. My partner and I are parents-through-IVF; survivors of infertility who inevitably became overbearing parents to our precious offspring. Archie was born after 7 embryo transfers, and he was [...]

Donor Conception and the End of Anonymity

I recently attended the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA)’s twilight seminar The Genie is out of the bottle: DNA testing and the end of donor anonymity to hear about the experiences of donor-conceived people, and donors, from [...]

Birth Certificates and Surrogacy: Recognition or Erasure?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about birth certificates, and donor conception and surrogacy. What is a birth certificate? According to the Oxford Dictionary, birth certificates are an official document issued to record a person's birth and identify [...]

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