The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 22: Steve. Steve is a father through surrogacy, and he and his wife Jen welcomed baby Holly in 2016. Jen suffered with endometriosis and was unable to conceive or carry a child herself.  I interviewed Steve and Jen’s surrogate, Bec, earlier in the podcast. Steve reflects on his journey as an intended father, and managing the challenges of Jen’s endometriosis, infertility, and surrogacy, particularly with an interstate surrogate.

Steve and Jen had the help of an egg donor who is local to them, which means Holly can have access with the donor as she gets older.

Some things we talked about in this episode:

If you are new to surrogacy as an intended parent, you might like to start with this post. If you are a potential future surrogate, this post provides some information.

I’ve written 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 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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