Fertility Lawyer Melbourne

Sarah Jefford is a fertility, surrogacy and family lawyer assisting people across Australia. Sarah is an IVF mum, an egg donor and a surrogate, and delivered a baby for two dads in in 2018. Sarah advocates for best practice surrogacy arrangements that promote the best interests of the child and supports intended parents and surrogate teams to form long-lasting relationships.

If you are new to surrogacy, you can read about how to find a surrogate, or how to become a surrogate yourself. You can also download the free Surrogacy Handbook which explains the processes and options.

You can also purchase my book, More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates, the only guide to surrogacy in Australia.

Sarah produces the Australian Surrogacy Podcast and publishes the Australian Surrogacy Handbook, and blogs about all things surrogacy and donor conception.

If you are entering into a surrogacy arrangement within Australia or overseas, Sarah can provide assistance to the intended parents or the surrogate and their partner including all advice, drafting the agreement and parentage orders.

Find out more about international surrogacy options and surrogacy in Australia.

Sarah can assist intended parents who pursuing surrogacy overseas and want to know the options and processes for returning to Australia. You can book a consult with Sarah below.

If you are entering into a sperm or egg donor arrangement, be sure to get legal advice about the options and processes before conception. Sarah can provide advice about all the options, your rights and responsibilities and the best way forward.

Are you considering becoming a surrogate within Australia? Sarah provides free initial advice for surrogates.

Sarah is a surrogacy lawyer in Melbourne 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.

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 Parentage Order applications for Victorian surrogacy arrangements. Sarah offers an affordable DIY Parentage Order package to transfer parentage from the birth parents to the intended parents.

Sarah can assist with surrogacy arrangements across all States, including Victoria 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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