The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 60: Claire and Cassandra. My sister Claire, and her wife Cass, welcomed their daughter Aria earlier this year, with the help of a friend who was their sperm donor. Claire provided the egg, and Cass carrying the pregnancy. Some people might call this ‘egg sharing,’ which often occurs between lesbian couples. It is a very different from a surrogacy arrangement, as the intention was always for the birth parents, Claire and Cass, to be Aria’s parents.

Claire, Cass and Aria are close with their donor and his family, whom they call the ‘donuts.’ Some donor families call each other ‘diblings,’ but each family is different and donor conceived people have their own opinions on what they would prefer to call their donor and donor siblings.

Some things we talked about in this episode and that may be of interest:

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, and check out the legal services I provide.

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 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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