Episode 41: Gail

Gail is a mother of a donor-conceived child and has been writing about her experiences of donor parenting on her blog, Donor Conception and Beyond.  She started writing about donor conception and her experiences, after discovering that her daughter had 100+ donor siblings across the world. Gail is now writing a book for anyone considering gamete donation, including prospective parents and donors, entitled Donor Conception And Beyond: A Step by Step Guide for Australians. 

Donor conception, particularly sperm donation, takes on many forms and can cross borders, with minimal international regulation. So what’s it like to discover that your child shares genetics with more than a hundred other children, in Australia and overseas? Why was an Australian Clinic allowed to use a donor who had donated to so many families? How do you explain to your children their conception and donor story? Gail has asked herself the hard questions, and now she’s offering the information and resources for other donor recipients to do the same.

Make sure to check out the information on Gail’s website and follow her on Facebook. If you are interested in gamete donation, be sure to listen to Episode 37: Kate from VARTA and visit VARTA’s website for more resources and support.

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.

You can get in touch with me through the options below.

Contact Me

PO Box 366, Batman VIC 3058

Phone: 0400481703

By |2019-04-16T06:14:34+00:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: donor agreement, egg donation, motherhood, sperm donor, Surrogacy Podcast|0 Comments

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Sarah is a family and surrogacy lawyer in Melbourne, who helps families across Australia. Sarah is an IVF mum, an egg donor and a surrogate. Sarah advocates for positive, empowered altruistic surrogacy arrangements within Australia, and provides support and education to help intended parents make informed decisions when pursuing overseas surrogacy.

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