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Surrogacy Information for Healthcare Providers

By |2019-12-05T06:39:53+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, birth and beyond, blog, gestational surrogacy, healthcare provider, ivf, qualifying for surrogacy, surrogacy|

Surrogacy Information for Healthcare Providers If you are an intended parent or future surrogate and need to visit your healthcare provider to talk about surrogacy, you may find that you are educating them more than the other way around. Surrogacy [...]

Egg Donor Agreements

By |2019-09-11T11:40:00+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, ivf, written agreements|

Egg Donor Agreement Are you considering growing your family with the help of an egg donor and thinking of having an agreement between you? Many families grow with the help of an egg donor, whether it's a clinic-recruited or overseas [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

By |2019-06-11T04:35:34+00:00August 28th, 2018|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 [...]

Gestational Surrogacy in Australia

By |2019-06-11T11:15:10+00:00October 23rd, 2018|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 [...]

Conception, Consent and Death

By |2019-10-11T00:49:20+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Australia, blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, infertility, ivf, sperm donor, surrogacy, surrogacy laws, written agreements|

Conception, Consent and Death I've been thinking a lot about death lately. A few things have led to this - watching Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds on the ABC, and donating my eggs again. Life, death, and taxes [...]

Joe Donor and the Consequences of Online Conception

By |2019-09-10T07:25:32+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, infertility, ivf, lgbtiq+, sperm donor, surrogacy laws, Victoria, written agreements|

Sperm donation options in Australia vary from friends and family, to online connections or clinic-recruited donors. If you watched  60 Minutes recently you'd know all about Joe Donor - the American man who claims to have donated sperm to over 800 [...]

Egg Donation: Seeing Yourself In Someone Else’s Child

By |2019-08-19T23:51:24+00:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: blog, donor conception, egg donation, infertility, ivf, motherhood, parenthood|

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 our lucky [...]

Making a Baby After Death: Posthumous Use of Gametes

By |2019-10-11T00:00:37+00:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: blog, grief and loss, infertility, ivf, Victoria|

Making a Baby After Death: Posthumous Use of Gametes It would be many people's idea of a nightmare - losing a partner and the ability to grow your family they way you had dreamed. Many couples will freeze gametes - [...]

Who Owns an Embryo?

By |2019-08-30T00:06:16+00:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, ivf, sperm donor, surrogacy|

Who owns an embryo? Is an embryo treated like a child in a parenting dispute? Or is it like property in a divorce? The truth is, it’s not treated like either a child or property, but in a category by [...]

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 [...]

Episode 2: Mike & Nate

By |2019-10-17T10:01:49+00:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Australia, gay dads, infertility, ivf, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, traditional surrogacy|

In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing my intended parents, Mike and Nate, about their surrogacy journey and becoming gay dads to baby Darcey. Mike and Nate started talking about having children on their second date, and they [...]

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 4: Bec

By |2019-04-21T07:15:42+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: infertility, ivf, motherhood, parenthood, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

In this episode, I speak with Bec, a gestational surrogate who gave birth to Holly in 2016, for an interstate couple. Bec speaks with candour and humour about her journey and has lots of insights for intended parents and surrogates [...]

Episode 19: Charmaine

By |2019-04-23T01:22:59+00:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Australia, find a surrogate, infertility, ivf, motherhood, pregnancy loss, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Epsiode 19: Charmaine. Charmaine was a gestational surrogate and birthed James for his parents in 2017. Not everything was sunshine and rainbows, and Charmaine has a lot of wisdom for other intended parents and surrogates. If [...]

Episode 23: Rachel (Part 1)

By |2019-09-05T07:24:15+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Australia, egg donation, gay dads, infertility, interstate surrogacy, ivf, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate, traditional surrogacy|

This is Part 1 in a 3-part episode with Rachel, a surrogate who has delivered 5 babies for their intended parents. In this episode, Rachel tells her story of starting as an egg donor, and then as a traditional surrogate. [...]

Episde 26: Renee (Part 2)

By |2019-04-21T06:06:50+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Australia, infertility, ivf, motherhood, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 26 (Part 2): Renee. Renee shares her second surrogacy journey with us, with different intended parents. Renee and her partner approached the journey with the benefit of their first experience, but they were met with [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 46: Kim

By |2019-05-22T22:20:03+00:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: commercial surrogacy, egg donation, infertility, ivf, overseas, Surrogacy Podcast, Ukraine|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 46: Kim. Kim pursued surrogacy in the Ukraine. Kim has been through a hell of a ride to get to this point in her surrogacy journey. Infertility, IVF, donor eggs, and finally surrogacy in the [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 55: Ella

By |2019-08-12T04:27:53+00:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: America, commercial surrogacy, ivf, overseas, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 55: Ella.  Ella is an IVF mum with a background in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked in the Australian surrogacy industry for a number of years. Ella now works for the Fertility Center of [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 60: Dr Lynn

By |2019-09-16T12:40:31+00:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: egg donation, infertility, ivf, sperm donor, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate, Victoria|

Dr Lynn Burmeister of No. 1 Fertility. Dr Lynn was gracious enough to talk to me about fertility and infertility, and what we can expect from surrogacy fertility treatments. She also gave a few pointers for people trying to conceive, [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 61: Cass & Claire

By |2019-09-23T12:55:22+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: donor agreement, donor conception, ivf, lgbtiq+, motherhood, Surrogacy Podcast|

Claire and Cassandra welcome their daughter Aria earlier this year, with the help of a friend being their sperm donor, and Claire providing the egg and Cass carrying the pregnancy. Some people might call this 'egg sharing,' and it's very [...]

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.