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. You can also book in for a consult with me below.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford. I’m a surrogacy, fertility and family lawyer. 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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