This is Part 1 of my interview with Felicity, a parent through surrogacy in America. Felicity and her partner suffered with infertility, miscarriage and the loss of her baby daughter Lily, before eventually having a child through surrogacy in the US. Felicity joined me on the Podcast to talk about her research into surrogacy in Australia and overseas before settling on the option of surrogacy in America. Felicity talks about how much was involved in her research, about having the support of her partner and family, and about the amazing relationship she now has with her surrogate family in America.

Make sure to listen to Part 2 with Felicity, where she talks about her experience in the US and bringing baby home to Australia. In that episode, Felicity talks about doing all the paperwork for the passport, visa, Citizenship by Descent and travel documents without engaging a third party or a lawyer to do it for her.

Some issues that we discussed in this Podcast episode:

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 in the free Surrogacy Handbook, 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. 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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