The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 38: Miranda.

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.

If you are considering surrogacy as an option to grow your family, find out how surrogacy works in Australia and the options open to you.

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.