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Expectations for Donor Agreements

By |2020-08-13T14:56:48+11:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Australia, blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, lgbtiq+, sperm donor, written agreements|

Expectations for Donor Agreements When entering a donor agreement, it is important for the parties to talk about their intentions and expectations, before attempting to become pregnant. Whether the donor is a friend, family member or someone you have met [...]

Donor Agreements

By |2020-05-31T11:45:41+11:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, lgbtiq+, sperm donor|

Donor Agreements involve an agreement between a donor and recipient parent/s that clarifies the relationships and expectations between the parties. Donor Agreements are often used between sperm donors and their donor recipients, and not so often with egg donors. The [...]

Co-Parenting Arrangements

By |2020-04-17T00:29:35+11:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: blog, co-parenting, donor agreement, egg donation, fatherhood, lgbtiq+, motherhood, parenthood, sperm donor, written agreements|

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, or one [...]

Sperm Donor Agreements

By |2020-05-31T11:46:27+11:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: blog, donor conception, lgbtiq+, sperm donor, surrogacy|

Sperm Donor Agreements Are you considering growing your family with the help of a sperm donor? There are a number of options, and it is important to obtain legal advice about the implications, your rights and responsibilities and the consequences [...]

Sperm Donor or Dad – the case of Masson and Parsons

By |2020-05-31T11:47:19+11:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, lgbtiq+, sperm donor, surrogacy laws, written agreements|

Sperm Donor or Dad? If you are a single woman or in a same sex couple considering growing your family through sperm donation, you may have followed the case of Masson & Parsons and Anors with interest. The family law [...]

Joe Donor and the Consequences of Online Conception

By |2020-05-08T23:47:19+11:00February 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 last year, you'd know all about Joe Donor - the American man who claims to have donated sperm to over [...]

Donor Conception and the End of Anonymity

By |2020-07-30T12:18:24+11:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, lgbtiq+, sperm donor|

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 times gone [...]

Episode 7: Carla (Part 1)

By |2019-08-10T05:00:08+11:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, donor conception, 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 10: Mike & Glenn

By |2019-04-21T06:22:32+11:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Australia, gay dads, lgbtiq+, parenthood, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast|

Mike and Glenn are gay dads that pursued surrogacy overseas, but after hitting roadblocks and ultimately not having any success, they turned to Australian surrogacy - and are now eagerly awaiting the birth of their daughter, with the help of [...]

Episode 15: Sarah and Sheridon

By |2019-11-13T05:25:48+11:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Australia, gay dads, lgbtiq+, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, traditional surrogacy|

Sarah Jefford sat down and chatted with Sheridon Byrne, a Melbourne-based Doula, to talk about Sarah's surrogacy journey. Sheridon provides Doula services to the queer community, and we talked about how surrogacy can be an option to grow a family. [...]

Episode 16: Brett & Stuart

By |2019-09-05T22:30:53+11:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Canada, fatherhood, gay dads, lgbtiq+, overseas, premature birth, Surrogacy Podcast|

Brett and Stuart pursued surrogacy in Canada and their son Findlay was born with the help of a lovely Canadian surrogate. But things did not go to plan, and Findlay had to arrive at 25 weeks, with his surrogate suffering [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 39: Cara

By |2019-04-29T11:01:26+11:00April 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 [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 58: Costa

By |2020-05-15T18:36:38+11:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Canada, gay dads, lgbtiq+, overseas, Surrogacy Podcast|

Costa and his partner Ghaith pursued surrogacy in Canada, and recently welcomed their daughter Panayiota into the world. Their story is not unique, but Costa's views on a surrogacy are particularly lovely and heart-warming. He and Ghaith are strong in [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 61: Cass & Claire

By |2020-01-10T05:34:59+11:00September 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 [...]

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 84: Crystal

By |2020-06-27T16:41:45+11:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, gay dads, lgbtiq+, motherhood, relationships, single parent, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 84: Crystal. Crystal was a surrogate for friends Martin and Paul, whom she met through the online surrogacy community. You might like to listen to Martin and Paul's episode 73 as well, as this team [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 87: Anthony and Patrick

By |2020-07-19T18:44:20+11:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: fatherhood, gay dads, lgbtiq+, NSW, Surrogacy Podcast, traditional surrogacy|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 87: Anthony and Patrick. Anthony and Patrick are gay dads in Sydney, and they became dads through surrogacy when their daughter was born in 2017. Their surrogate, Bree, was on Episode 42 of the Podcast, and [...]