The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 30: Anna.

“I wanted to do something big in life…”

So decided Anna, a South Australian teacher and mother of two, as she launched herself into the world of egg donation and surrogacy. In this episode, we talked about the legacy we leave our children, and Anna’s journey finding and meeting intended parents and offering to be their surrogate. But like all these things, it didn’t all go smoothly and Anna and her first intended parents parted ways. And whilst they remain friends, Anna was shattered by the break-up. Anna eventually started ‘dating’ new intended parents, and they are now part-way through their journey.

You may be wondering why Anna is dressed as Wonder Woman in the photo. Good question. If you look closely, you’ll see that her costume is made with the packets from IVF medication, which she kept from her egg donation cycles!

Anna also works with Surrogacy Australia’s Support Service and is known within the surrogacy community for her data collection and stats analysis!  If you are interested in Anna’s thoughts on finding a surrogate in Australia, you should listen to Episode 20. You might also like to check out The Five Love Languages, which many surrogacy teams consider when building their relationship.

You can hear more about the Support Service in Episode 40 of the Podcast: Anna and Surrogacy Australia’s Support Service.

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.