The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 46: Kim.

Kim pursued surrogacy in the Ukraine. Kim has been through a hell of a ride to get to this point in her surrogacy journey. Infertility, IVF, donor eggs, and finally surrogacy in the Ukraine. This interview was conducted in the week before she and her husband jetted off to the Ukraine for the birth of their daughter.

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast shares stories from intended parents and surrogates from around Australia. Some of these stories involve overseas journeys, where donor conception and surrogacy might be done differently and with different regulations than that which we know is best practice in Australia.  Donor-conceived people have the right to access information about their donor and other genetic family members. Surrogate autonomy and welfare should be promoted above the interests of the intended parents. If you are considering surrogacy or donor options, whether in Australia or overseas, you might like to research more about what we know is best practice and what promotes the best interests of children:

Podcast Episode 37: Kate from VARTA and relevant VARTA resources.

Podcast Episode 41: Gail Pascoe, from Donor Conception & Beyond.

More information about overseas surrogacy is available on the Blog.

Beware ‘consultants’ and ‘brokers’ who take commissions for referrals to surrogacy agencies.

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.

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PO Box 366, Batman VIC 3058

Phone: 0400481703