The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 35: Paul and Jaryd, future gay dads.

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.

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.