The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 38: Miranda. Miranda is a heart transplant recipient, and has since become a mother through egg donation and surrogacy.

Miranda is an amazing story teller, so you can understand why I barely said a word in this interview. She is an egg donor recipient, a mum through surrogacy, and had a heart transplant not that long ago. She’s inspiring and courageous, and her story will give you goosebumps.

Miranda talks specifically about the Ring Theory, also known as Circle of Grief, which she has adapted for surrogacy. You might like to read more about Ring Theory, developed by psychologist Susan Silk and her friend Barry Goldman. This article also explains how you can draw your own Circle and apply it to your own circumstances. It can be important tool to remember when supporting a surrogate and their family – remember, comfort and love goes in, whilst grief is dumped out.

You can find out more information about some of the things we discussed, including:

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.

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.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford (she/her). I’m a family creation lawyer, practising in surrogacy and donor conception arrangements. I’m an IVF mum, an egg donor and a traditional surrogate, and I delivered a baby for two 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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