The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 53: Kate. Kate is an intended parents from WA, who is now the parent of Jack, who was born through surrogacy earlier this year. You may recall hearing from Kate’s surrogate, Michelle, in Episode 51. You can also read her Amazing Surrogacy Story.

Kate was born with MRKH, meaning she knew for many years that her only option for having a biological child was through surrogacy. She did her research, developed a friendship with Michelle and her family, and they progressed through the WA surrogacy process.

Whilst Michelle’s pregnancy with Jack was pretty smooth, the moments after the birth were pretty hairy. Kate now tells that story, from her perspective. What’s it like being an intended parent, watching your surrogate face birth complications that risk her wellbeing and life? And how are Kate and Kris going now, 4 months after becoming parents?

Kate has recently joined Instagram, where she’s sharing her journey as a parent through surrogacy and saving the world with eco-friendliness.

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.