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Book Release: More Than Just a Baby

By |2020-08-08T23:41:22+11:00July 26th, 2020|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, intended parent, surrogacy|

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 in Kindle, and paperback edition. I was inspired to write the More Than Just [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 90: Francine & Ian

By |2020-08-11T20:43:54+11:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: cancer survivor, egg donation, infertility, intended parent, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 90: Francine and Ian. Francine came to Australia for a 'gap year' - and is still here, many years later! Francine was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 31, and is lucky enough [...]

Sharing Your Story for Surrogacy

By |2020-08-08T10:30:33+11:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, find a surrogate, gestational surrogacy, intended parent|

Sharing your story for surrogacy. 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 explains the processes and [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 63: Raya

By |2020-02-13T14:48:25+11:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: infertility, intended parent, motherhood, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, relationships, sister, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process, surrogate partner|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 63: Raya Raya is an intended mother in Melbourne and is due to meet her new baby in the next week! Her lovely sister-in-law, her husband's sister, Lara, is due to give birth any day [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 69: Henry and Lisa

By |2020-04-06T17:02:52+11:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: counselling, intended parent, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

You may remember Henry and Lisa from episode 14, when they were patiently waiting on the birth of their son via surrogate, Emmy (episode 31). Now, in a 'where are they now?' retrospective, we're checking in with Henry and Lisa [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 74: Tim

By |2020-04-22T10:37:22+11:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, gay dads, intended parent, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 74: Tim. Tim is an intended parent, and with his husband Jason is pursuing surrogacy in Melbourne. In this episode, we talked about the challenges and pitfalls of looking for a surrogate or intended parents [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 78: Anne

By |2020-05-18T10:34:44+11:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: intended parent, motherhood, Parentage Order, surrogacy, surrogacy laws, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 78: Anne. Anne (not her real name) became a mother through an unconventional arrangement with her neighbours. It was similar to surrogacy - and similar to adoption. The team didn't know anything about surrogacy laws [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 79: Pat

By |2020-05-25T11:18:10+11:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: egg donation, grief and loss, intended parent, motherhood, pregnancy loss, South Australia, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 79: Pat. This story explores infertility and pregnancy loss. This episode of the Podcast is part of the Stories Series, which recognises the power of storytelling and sharing our experiences that brought us to surrogacy. [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 80: Ashlee and Chris

By |2020-05-31T18:26:42+11:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: chronic illness, intended parent, motherhood, Queensland, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 80: Ashlee and Chris are intended parents living in Brisbane, Queensland and they're sharing their story as part of the Stories Series of the Surrogacy Podcast. Ashlee and Chris consider themselves 'crazy cat people' and [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 81: Helder & Mark

By |2020-06-05T14:11:52+11:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Australia, fatherhood, gay dads, intended parent, lgbtiq+, NSW, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 81: Helder and Mark. Helder and Mark live in NSW and love travelling and experiencing other cultures.They're now settled in Sydney, NSW and hoping to grow their family through surrogacy. Helder is an agriculturalist, originally [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 82: Ben and Matt

By |2020-05-24T11:47:19+11:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: fatherhood, gay dads, intended parent, lgbtiq+, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, Victoria|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 82: Ben and Matt are intended parents and are sharing their story as part of the Stories Series of the Podcast.  What we know about Ben is that he's a magician and entertainer! And Matt [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 83: Sarah-Jayne

By |2020-06-16T23:12:48+11:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, counselling, intended parent, parenthood, relationships, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 83: Sarah-Jayne. Sarah-Jayne is a Perinatal and Family Psychologist, who provides counselling for surrogacy and fertility and parenting. We talked about the importance of managing our mental health and accessing support on the way to [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 86: Adelle

By |2020-07-08T23:58:52+11:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: birth and beyond, grief and loss, intended parent, motherhood, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 86: Adelle. Adelle became a mother almost two years ago when she gave birth to her son, Lincoln. The birth was smooth, but the aftermath was anything but. Adelle suffered a significant injury arising from [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 89: Emma & Alex

By |2020-08-02T23:41:34+11:00August 2nd, 2020|Categories: cancer survivor, infertility, intended parent, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 89: Emma and Alex. Emma and Alex are intended parents in Canberra, hoping to grow their family through surrogacy. They have one child, Felix, and after Emma was treated for cervical cancer they are hoping [...]