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Surrogacy Milestones & Celebrations

By |2019-05-14T06:35:53+00:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog, motherhood, surrogate|

When most people have a child, they celebrate milestones like a Baby Shower, and later the birth, and then Birthdays, and Mother's and Father's Days, without having to consult or think about anyone outside their own household or immediate family. [...]

Do Surrogates Get Paid in Australia?

By |2019-05-13T01:20:28+00:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, costs of surrogacy, surrogacy|

The number one question that every surrogate is asked is "how much do you get paid?" And whilst we expect the question, and can even understand why someone may ask, the question itself can hurt, and undermine the altruism of [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 44: Jessica

By |2019-05-06T05:24:29+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, chronic illness, grief and loss, overseas, surrogacy, surrogacy process|

Jessica gave birth as a surrogate for her friend Bec, who suffered with cystic fibrosis, and Bec's partner Gareth. You might like to listen to Gareth's episode, which tells the story of how Bec sadly passed away whilst Jess was [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 43: Shannon

By |2019-04-29T11:05:43+00:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, find a surrogate, gay dads, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

Episode  43 of the Australian Surrogacy Podcast: Shannon. Shannon Garner has been a surrogate, not once but twice for a lovely gay couple in NSW. Shannon went on to write about her first surrogacy experience and is now a published [...]

Milk and Feeding a Surrogacy Baby

By |2019-04-26T12:36:13+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog, induced lactation, motherhood, surrogate|

Milk and Feeding of Surrogacy Baby Most new parents have to grapple with learning how to feed their newborn and making the right decisions for the family. When you add in surrogacy, it can take on a whole other level [...]

Do I Qualify for Surrogacy in Australia?

By |2019-05-21T00:55:14+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, Australian Capital Territory, blog, infertility, Northern Territory, NSW, Queensland, South Australia, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process, Tasmania, Victoria, WA|

Do I qualify for surrogacy in Australia? The first step when determining whether, as an intended parent, you qualify for surrogacy in Australia, is to work out which laws apply to you. The laws of the State where the intended [...]

Surrogacy in the ACT

By |2019-05-22T05:10:48+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, Australian Capital Territory, blog, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process|

Surrogacy in the Australian Capital Territory is regulated by the Parentage Act 2004.  If you are an intended parent living in the ACT, then the surrogacy laws that apply to you are those of the Australian Capital Territory. This is [...]

Surrogacy in South Australia

By |2019-04-25T12:22:11+00:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, blog, South Australia, surrogacy, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process|

Surrogacy in South Australia. If you are an intended parent living in South Australia or a surrogate carrying for South Australian intended parents, the Family Relationships Act 1975 applies to you. The criteria for surrogacy in SA includes: That the [...]

Gestational Surrogacy in Australia

By |2019-04-30T07:52:20+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, blog, egg donation, gestational surrogacy, ivf|

Gestational surrogacy, in which the surrogate is not the genetic mother of the baby she is carrying, is the most common form of surrogacy both in Australia and overseas. Gestational surrogacy is different from Traditional Surrogacy, where the surrogate conceives [...]

Surrogacy in Western Australia

By |2019-04-25T02:05:05+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, blog, DIY Parentage Order, law reform, surrogacy, WA|

Surrogacy in Western Australia If you are an intended parent living in Western Australia or a surrogate carrying for Western Australia intended parents, the Surrogacy Act 2008 applies to you. The criteria for surrogacy in WA includes: That the intended [...]

Surrogacy in Queensland

By |2019-04-25T02:55:13+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, DIY Parentage Order, law reform, Queensland, surrogacy laws|

If you are an intended parent living in Queensland or a surrogate carrying for Queensland intended parents, the Surrogacy Act 2010 applies to you. The criteria for surrogacy in QLD includes: That the intended parents have a social or medical [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 42: Bree

By |2019-04-30T07:17:37+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, interstate surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, traditional surrogacy|

Episode 42 of the Australian Surrogacy Podcast: Bree. Bree was a gestational surrogate, delivering baby Haesel in 2017 for her dads. This year, Bree is attempting to fall pregnant as a traditional surrogate for the same parents. Bree's intended parents [...]

Planning a Surrogacy Birth

By |2019-04-25T04:56:17+00:00April 21st, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog|

When planning a surrogacy, the team should think of the birth and how they will navigate the hospital system to support their surrogacy birth. Surrogates will have their own experiences of birth and have ideas of how they envision the [...]

Surrogacy in New South Wales

By |2019-04-25T02:12:10+00:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, DIY Parentage Order, law reform, NSW, surrogacy, surrogacy laws|

Surrogacy in New South Wales is regulated by the Surrogacy Act 2010.  If you are an intended parent living in NSW, then the surrogacy laws that apply to you are those of New South Wales. This is the case, even [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 40: Anna and Surrogacy Australia’s Support Service

By |2019-04-29T10:59:20+00:00April 7th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, find a surrogate, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process|

Anna McKie is the Surrogate/IP Support Manager at Surrogacy Australia, helping to launch the Support Service (SASS) which is now up and running. This episode provides an overview of the SASS, what's involved and outlining the benefits for surrogates and intended [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 39: Cara

By |2019-04-29T11:01:26+00:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, lgbtiq+, motherhood, Surrogacy Podcast, traditional surrogacy, Victoria|

Episode 39 of the Australian Surrogacy Podcast: Cara, a transgender woman pursuing surrogacy. In celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility, this podcast episode is with transgender woman Cara. Cara, together with her partner, is pursuing surrogacy to have a child. They've [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

By |2019-05-16T05:55:08+00:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, costs of surrogacy, find a surrogate, ivf, Parentage Order, surrogacy process, traditional surrogacy|

Wondering if surrogacy is legal in Australia? Thinking about pursuing surrogacy to grow your family? Thinking about being a surrogate to help someone grow theirs? Here's some answers to questions you might have. Don't forget to download your free copy [...]

So You Want to Be a Surrogate?

By |2019-05-05T04:58:21+00:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, amazing surrogacy, America, blog, I want to be a surrogate, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process, surrogate|

Do 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 skeptical. How [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 38: Miranda

By |2019-04-29T11:01:04+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, chronic illness, egg donation, motherhood, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 38: Miranda. Miranda is an amazing story teller, so you can understand why I barely said a word in this interview. She is an egg donor recipient, a mum through surrogacy, and had a heart [...]

Money Talks, But What If We Don’t Like the Conversation?

By |2019-05-11T12:34:30+00:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, blog, costs of surrogacy, surrogate, surrogate partner|

It is a fact universally known, that altruistic surrogates don't like to talk about money. We don't like asking for money, and we'd rather spend our own money than burden our intended parents. We feel that any talk about money [...]

Feminism & Altruistic Surrogacy

By |2019-04-25T03:07:51+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, feminism|

A core belief of any feminist, is that a woman has the right to full bodily autonomy. That includes reproductive autonomy; the right to determine if and when she has children, how many, and the right to make decisions about [...]

Surrogate Partners: The Unsung Heroes

By |2019-04-25T04:33:42+00:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, fatherhood, surrogate partner|

There's a few heroes in the story of surrogacy - but none more unassuming than the surrogate's partner. Our partners don't ask to go down this path, and the rewards for them are few and far between. But their support [...]

The Fourth Surro-Trimester

By |2019-04-25T03:14:22+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog, surrogate|

The Fourth Trimester Many people haven’t heard of the ‘fourth trimester,’ let alone when it applies in a surrogacy arrangement. The fourth trimester refers to the first three months after a baby is born when baby is going through a [...]

Will the Surrogate Keep the Baby?

By |2019-04-25T03:13:25+00:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, Parentage Order|

One of the first questions asked by intended parents considering surrogacy in Australia is "What if she wants to keep the baby?" And one of the first questions asked by a surrogate and her partner is "What if they don't [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 33: Marnie: Post Surrogacy Reflections

By |2019-04-29T11:03:52+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 33: Marnie B. Marnie B spoke to me back in Episode 21, when she was heading into the third trimester of her pregnancy with surro-bub. In our first interview, Marnie talked about all the preparation [...]

The Importance of Surrogacy Birth Photography

By |2019-04-25T03:14:13+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog|

Birth photography is an art form. You only need to search #birthphoto on Instagram and find out how popular, and amazing it can be. I would have liked to have a birth photographer for my first two births, but we [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 32: Katrina Hale

By |2019-04-29T11:03:48+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 32: Katrina Hale, surrogacy counsellor. She's been described as the guardian angel of altruistic surrogates across Australia. Really, how could I not have her on the Podcast with a commendation like that? Katrina Hale is a [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 31: Emmy

By |2019-04-29T11:03:44+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, find a surrogate, Surrogacy Podcast, Victoria|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 31: Emmy. When growing her own family, Emmy struggled with gender disappointment and when she finally fell pregnant with a baby girl, she promised herself that she would repay the universe somehow. She looked for [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 30: Anna

By |2019-04-29T11:03:41+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, find a surrogate, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 30: Anna. "I wanted to do something big in life..." So decided Anna, a South Australian teacher and mother of two, as she launched herself into the world of egg donation and surrogacy. In this [...]

One Year On

By |2019-04-21T04:27:59+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, blog, gay dads, motherhood, sisterhood, surrogacy, surrogate, traditional surrogacy|

Surro-baby, Darcey, turned one last weekend. Her dads threw her a party, of course, and like all first birthdays, it was more of an anniversary for the parents than it was a party for the baby. An anniversary of survival, [...]

How Do I Find a Surrogate in Australia?

By |2019-04-30T07:53:48+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, find a surrogate, surrogacy process|

How do I find a surrogate in Australia? So you've decided to explore surrogacy as an option to grow your family. You've done some google searches and are finding the information-overload a bit overwhelming. Rest assured, you're not alone and [...]

8 Tips to a Positive Surrogacy Journey

By |2019-04-25T03:16:55+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, surrogacy|

Altruistic surrogacy is one of the most complex and amazing journeys you'll ever take, regardless of whether you're the surrogate team or the intended parent team. Even when things go right, they can still be difficult, and every team faces [...]

Why Surrogacy Agreements are not like Contracts, and How to Write Your Own

By |2019-04-25T05:21:05+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, surrogacy, surrogacy process, written agreements|

A surrogacy agreement is not the same as a commercial contract. The elements of a basic contract include (1) an offer, (2) acceptance, (3) consideration (usually money) and (4) an intention to create a legal relationship. For example, you offer to buy [...]

Gift Giving in Altruistic Surrogacy Arrangements

By |2019-04-25T06:23:24+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, surrogacy, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process, surrogate|

One of the first questions asked by surrogates and intended parents, is whether the intended parents can give gifts to their surrogate, or her family members, without compromising the surrogacy agreement or the Parentage Order application.  And what sort of [...]

Applying for a Parentage Order

By |2019-04-25T06:13:08+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, interstate surrogacy, Parentage Order, parenthood, surrogacy, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process, surrogate, written agreements|

After a baby is born through an Australian surrogacy arrangement, a Parentage Order is required to transfer parentage from the surrogate and her partner to the intended parents. When the baby is born, the surrogate and her partner register the [...]

Parenting Orders and Parentage Orders

By |2019-04-25T04:33:50+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, America, Australia, blog, Canada, overseas, Parentage Order, surrogacy laws, Ukraine|

Parentage Orders are made to transfer parentage from a surrogate and her partner, to the intended parents. These are made in State Courts. These Orders provide for the Birth Certificate to be changed, removing the surrogate and her partner, and [...]

Traditional Surrogacy

By |2019-04-25T05:21:12+00:00October 28th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, egg donation, surrogacy process, surrogate, traditional surrogacy|

Traditional surrogacy is where a surrogate uses her own eggs to conceive, with sperm from an Intended Father or from a donor. It is different from gestational surrogacy, where the surrogate becomes pregnant with an embryo created with an egg [...]

Surrogacy Laws in Australia

By |2019-04-25T06:11:18+00:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, blog, surrogacy, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process|

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. Surrogacy in Australia is regulated in each State, which means there is no uniform [...]

Altruistic Surrogacy: How Much Does it Cost?

By |2019-05-13T01:25:08+00:00October 14th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, costs of surrogacy, surrogacy process|

Intended parents are always keen to know how much surrogacy will cost them. There are so many variables depending on individual circumstances, so it can be hard to give an exact answer to that question. Intended Parents should expect to [...]

Written Surrogacy Agreements

By |2019-04-25T06:32:17+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, written agreements|

Surrogacy arrangements can be written into formal Agreements between the surrogate and her partner, and the intended parents. Some states require surrogacy arrangements to have a written agreement, whilst other States do not require it but the parties might be [...]

Episode 20: Sarah & Anna present at the Surrogacy Conference

By |2019-04-21T06:18:42+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, find a surrogate, interstate surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 20: Sarah and Anna. Sarah and Anna presented this session to the Australian Surrogacy Conference in June. You'll hear from Sarah with a broad overview of the surrogacy process in Australia, and then you'll hear [...]

Episode 16: Brett & Stuart

By |2019-04-21T07:40:01+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Canada, fatherhood, gay dads, lgbtiq+, overseas, premature birth, Surrogacy Podcast|

Brett and Stuart conceived baby Findlay with the help of a surrogacy in Canada. But things did not go to plan, and Findlay had to arrive at 25 weeks, due to his surrogate suffering with pre-eclampsia. As a result, Brett [...]

Surrogacy in Australia – an Overview

By |2019-05-05T05:50:03+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, surrogacy process|

Surrogacy within Australia is regulated in each State, which means there are no uniform laws that cover surrogacy across the country. Surrogacy laws in all States follow the same basic principles: The Intended Parents must not be able to either [...]

Episode 14: Henry & Lisa

By |2019-04-25T04:53:09+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, egg donation, fatherhood, find a surrogate, motherhood, pregnancy loss, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process|

Henry and Lisa suffered with infertility and turned to surrogacy to grow their family. Henry & Lisa are well-known in the surrogacy community, both for their support of other intended parents and surrogates, but also for their senses of humour. [...]

Episode 12: Kate

By |2019-05-13T03:02:43+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, birth and beyond, find a surrogate, gay dads, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

Kate is a gestational surrogate for a gay couple, Mike & Glenn (listen to their story at Episode 10). Kate is due to give birth any day now, and in this episode you'll hear all about her plans for a [...]

Episode 11: Hillary

By |2019-04-21T07:07:10+00:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Canada, cancer survivor, induced lactation, motherhood, overseas, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

Hillary is a cancer survivor, having suffered with cancer as a single mother, and when she met her prince charming years later, they decided to grow their family through surrogacy. I am always inspired and humbled when I hear stories [...]

Episode 8: Hayley

By |2019-04-23T01:27:32+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, find a surrogate, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process, surrogate|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 8: Hayley. Hayley is a gestational surrogate, and she and her intended parents all live in WA. Not everything went smoothly in Hayley's surrogacy journey, and particularly during the last trimester. Hayley has some great [...]

Episode 7: Carla (Part 1)

By |2019-04-21T07:11:04+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, egg donation, gay dads, lgbtiq+, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate, traditional surrogacy|

This is a 2-part episode with Carla, an egg donor and a traditional surrogate. Carla has donated her eggs to 8 couples! In this episode we explore her egg donations and her reasons for donating, and hear all about her [...]

Episode 5: Rhiannon

By |2019-04-23T01:41:47+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, gay dads, sister, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Epsiode 5: Rhiannon In this episode you'll hear from the sensational Rhiannon, who was a gestational surrogate for her brother and his partner not once, but twice - and is planning on doing it again! Listen [...]

Episode 3: Troy

By |2019-04-25T06:52:30+00:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, fatherhood, gay dads, infertility, ivf, parenthood, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate, surrogate partner|

In this episode of The Australian Surrogacy Podcast, I interviewed my husband, Troy, about his experience as a surrogate's partner. I was often asked what Troy thought of me being a surrogate, so this week I thought it would be [...]

Episode 1: Introducing Sarah

By |2019-04-25T06:51:43+00:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, find a surrogate, gay dads, infertility, ivf, motherhood, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process, traditional surrogacy, Victoria|

In this first episode of The Australian Surrogacy Podcast, you'll hear from me, Sarah Jefford, and about why I decided to make a surrogacy podcast. I am a surrogate and a surrogacy lawyer living in Melbourne with my family. In [...]

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