The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 35: Paul and Jaryd, future gay dads in Queensland. Paul and Jaryd are a gay couple living in Brisbane, and are part-way through their surrogacy with a traditional surrogate, Charli. They share their story wisdom for finding and connecting with a surrogate here in Australia and through social media.
There are a growing number of gay dads pursuing surrogacy within Australia. You might be interested in joining the Gay Intended Parents Facebook Group, and reading more about options for gay dads to pursue surrogacy.
You can read more about traditional surrogacy, which involves a surrogate’s own eggs. Paul and Jaryd are utilising the assistance of a clinic, which is not common in traditional surrogacy but is possible in most States. Often, it is clinic policy that dictates that they will not assist with traditional surrogacy, despite most State laws allowing it.
You can find out more information about some of the things we discussed, including:
- How to find a surrogate in Australia.
- Surrogacy laws and what to expect from the legal requirements
- If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, you can read more about it and book in for a free consult with me.
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.