The Surrogacy Podcast Episode16: Brett and Stuart 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 with pre-eclampsia. Brett and Stuart up-ended their lives in Sydney, and lived in Canada for more than 5 months, until Findlay was big and strong enough to travel home to Australia.

Surrogacy is altruistic in Canada, similar to Australia. Surrogates in Canada are often supported to find intended parents by agencies. Intended parents often come from around the world to pursue surrogacy in Canada.

If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, you can read more about it and book in for a free consult with me.

If you are new to surrogacy in Australia, you can start with this post which takes you through the steps depending where you are up to.

If you are travelling during COVID, you may need to think about travel restrictions that impact on your surrogacy arrangement.

You can read more about overseas surrogacy options for Australian intended parents, and you can hear other stories involving surrogacy in Canada on the Podcast, including  intended parents Costa and Rob.

Sarah has published a book, More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates, the only guide to surrogacy in Australia.

You can find more information in the free Surrogacy Handbook, reading articles in the Blog, by listening to more episodes of the Surrogacy Podcast.

Sarah is the only lawyer in Australia practising exclusively in surrogacy and donor conception, or ‘family creation’ law. Sarah has been a surrogacy lawyer for many surrogacy arrangements in Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle, Port Macquarie and across New South Wales.

Sarah can assist with surrogacy arrangements across all States, including New South Wales and cross-border arrangements. You can contact me here. All consults are conducted over Zoom and email. You can book in for a consult with me below, and check out the legal services I provide.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford (she/her). I’m a family creation lawyer, practising primarily in surrogacy and donor conception arrangements. I’m also an IVF Mum, an egg donor and a traditional surrogate, and I delivered a baby for her Dads in 2018.

I advocate for positive, best practice surrogacy arrangements within Australia, and provide support and education to help intended parents make informed decisions when pursuing overseas surrogacy.

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