The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 79: Pat. This story explores infertility and pregnancy loss.

This episode of the Podcast is part of the Stories Series, which recognises the power of storytelling and sharing our experiences that brought us to surrogacy. Pat and her husband Tom recorded this self-interview for the Podcast, to share their story of trying to grow their family. They experienced infertility and were able to conceive with the help of a generous egg donor and friend, but sadly endured a pregnancy loss and gave birth to her beloved son, Treasure. Pat and Tom have since been advised that surrogacy is their best option for growing their family.

Pat is an active member of the Australian Surrogacy Community Facebook Group, as well as Egg Donation Australia where she found her egg donor. She is an awesome example of what commitment and energy that you put into the community is what you can hope to receive in return.

If you are looking for more resources to learn about surrogacy and the processes in Australia, the following links may help:

Sarah is a surrogacy lawyer and 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. Sarah has been a surrogacy lawyer for many surrogacy arrangements in Adelaide and across South Australia.

You can find more information in the free Surrogacy Handbook, reading articles in the Blog, by listening to more episodes of the Podcast. You can also book in for a consult with me below.

Sarah can assist with surrogacy arrangements across all states, including Adelaide and South Australia and cross-border arrangements. You can contact me here. All consults are conducted over Zoom and email.

You can 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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