The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 18: Amanda. Amanda was a traditional surrogate for her friends Dhusk and Tim, and gave birth to Sailor in 2018. Amanda has four children of her own, and had offered to be a surrogate for her friend when they were still in high school. They initially entered a gestational surrogacy arrangement, but switched to traditional surrogacy after they didn’t have success with the embryos created with an egg donor.

Traditional surrogacy, where a surrogate uses her own egg, is less common than gestational surrogacy, and can be a different dynamic and journey.

You can find out more information about some of the things we discussed, including:

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, and check out the legal services I provide.

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