Costa and his partner Ghaith pursued surrogacy in Canada, and recently welcomed their daughter Panayiota into the world. Their story is not unique, but Costa’s views on a surrogacy are particularly lovely and heart-warming. He and Ghaith are strong in their convictions that Panayiota’s story be one of love, and that she should know that she was created with love and is surrounded by a community of people who love her, including her birth mother.

Rather than spoil it for you, have a listen and get ready to smile all day.

We talked a lot about ethics and values, and this post about Best Practice Surrogacy might be of interest.

You can also read more about international surrogacy options and processes.

If you’re interested in other gay dad surrogacy stories, go here.

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.

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