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So You Want to Be a Surrogate?

By |2019-06-11T04:35:27+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, amazing surrogacy, America, blog, I want to be a surrogate, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process, surrogate|

So 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gift Giving in Altruistic Surrogacy Arrangements

By |2019-06-11T04:52:23+00:00January 29th, 2019|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 [...]

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 [...]

Milk and Feeding a Surrogacy Baby

By |2019-06-11T11:23:02+00:00May 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 [...]

The Fourth Surro-Trimester

By |2019-06-09T22:55:34+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 [...]

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. [...]

One Year On

By |2019-06-19T12:29:29+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, [...]

Finding Happiness Beyond Surrogacy

By |2019-06-09T22:50:46+00:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, blog, sisterhood, surrogacy, surrogacy process, surrogate|

Surrogacy can be all-consuming - for the intended parents, and the surrogate family. Relationship-building takes time (particularly if we want to get it right) and so does the process. Medical appointments, counselling, legal advice, blood tests, police checks, psychological assessments, [...]

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 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 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 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 12: Kate

By |2019-05-27T02:19:37+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 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 21: Marnie B

By |2019-04-25T04:49:54+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Australia, interstate surrogacy, motherhood, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 21: Marnie B. Marnie B is a gestational surrogate for interstate intended parents. Marnie and her team did a mammoth amount of research and preparation prior to proceeding with the arrangement, and the preparation is [...]

Episode 23: Rachel (Part 1)

By |2019-04-21T06:40:51+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. [...]

Episode 23: Rachel (Part 2)

By |2019-04-21T06:39:26+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Australia, grief and loss, infant loss, interstate surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

This is part 2 of a 3-part interview with Rachel. In this episode, Rachel talks about finding her final intended parents, Marian and David, and their journey to the birth of baby Hugo. Unfortunately, Hugo was diagnosed late in the [...]

Episode 23: Rachel (Part 3)

By |2019-04-21T06:38:06+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Australia, grief and loss, infant loss, interstate surrogacy, surrogacy, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

This is Part 3 of a 3-part episode with Rachel. In Part 3, we hear about Rachel's final surrogacy pregnancy, with baby Matilda, for her parents Marian and David.

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 [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 50: Milestones & Rituals with Katrina Hale

By |2019-06-18T07:39:53+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, motherhood, Parentage Order, parenthood, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

This is episode 50 of the Surrogacy Podcast, another Khale series episode with Katrina Hale, and it makes sense that with celebrating episode 50 we discussed milestones and rituals in surrogacy. You might think a baby shower or birthday is [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 51: Michelle

By |2019-06-20T11:32:13+00:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, I want to be a surrogate, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate, surrogate partner, WA|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 51 is with Michelle, doula, FIFO partner and mum from WA. Michelle enjoyed pregnancy and birth so much that she went back and did it again, for WA couple Kate and Kris. Kate has MRKH, [...]