The Australian Surrogacy Podcast: Episode 36: Amber.

Amber first heard about egg donation before she had her own children, and has now donated to nine families, resulting in 7 children so far. Many of the recipients also needed a surrogate to help them have a family. Amber suffered with terrible sickness on IVF drugs, and still, she persisted.

Amber developed her own criteria and thinking about why she wanted to donate and who she might donate to. This included the importance of the donor-conceived person having access to information about her, the opportunity for a relationship with her, and the opportunity for them to have a relationship with Amber’s two children and other donor siblings.

If you are interested in finding out more about egg donation, try some of the links below:

For both donors and recipients: Egg Donation Australia

My reflections on egg donation: Egg Donation: Seeing Yourself in Someone Else’s Child

The legal ramifications of gamete donation: Joe Donor and the Consequences of Online Donation

VARTA has lots of resources for donors, recipients and donor-conceived people: VARTA Donor Conception.

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.