The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 43: Shannon. Shannon Garner has been a surrogate, not once but twice for a lovely gay couple in NSW. She delivered babies Elsie and Harry into the arms of their dads, whom she met through a mutual friend.

Shannon went on to write about her first surrogacy experience and is now a published author – Labour of Love, published by Simon & Schuster is available online and in book stores. This is one of the best and well-written accounts of altruistic surrogacy in Australia.

Shannon is thoughtful and generous, and has contributed countless hours to the surrogacy community over the years. This podcast episode is no different – she has a lovely story to tell, and was kind enough to share it with me.

If you are new to surrogacy, you can read about how to find a surrogate, or how to become a surrogate yourself. You can also download the free Surrogacy Handbook which explains the processes and options.

If you are a hopeful gay dad, you can find out about surrogacy options, and also read more information about egg donation in Australia.

There are lots of other surrogacy books and resources that you can read, both for children and adults, intended parents and surrogates.

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 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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