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:
- If you have been a heart transplant recipient or otherwise manage a chronic illness, you might also meet the criteria to pursue surrogacy in Australia.
- Miranda has written a blog piece about parenting with a chronic illness and after a heart transplant.
- 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.
- International surrogacy options for Australian intended parents.
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.