The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 90: Francine and Ian. Francine came to Australia for a ‘gap year’ – and is still here, many years later! Francine was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 31, and is lucky enough to now be cancer-free, 5 years on. They’ve had a lovely offer of an egg donor and are hoping to create embryos in the coming months.

Francine recommends Brene Brown books and podcasts, and in particular her book Daring Greatly. She’s also been trying her hand at sourdough bread! Ian is from Canberra and enjoys gardening – and he should probably have shares in Bunnings! Francine calls him her Macgyver and he’s quite handy around the house.

Francine volunteers with the Cancer Council and Ovarian Cancer Australia, and she’s even been the face of an awareness campaign! And you can find her on Instagram at Chemo & Beauty

You can find out more information about some of the things we discussed, including:

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 (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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