The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 85: Emma-Lee. Emma-Lee is an egg donor, and is also a genetic genealogist – she researches genetic histories as a hobby. This means she can find out all sorts of information about someone, based on them, or their genetic relatives, having uploaded their DNA to a consumer site, such as

If you are interested in finding out more about genetic genealogy, or ‘DNA detecting,’ you might be interested in the Podcast that Emma-Lee talks about, Cut Off Genes. You can also read about another DNA Detective, Rose Overberg, who is a donor-conceived person herself.

Emma-Lee is an egg donor for her friends Cara and Jayden. I interviewed Cara for the Podcast back in Episode 39.

Some things that Emma-Lee and I talked about which may be of interest include:

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 two 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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