The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 2: Mike & Nate. In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing my intended parents and gay dads in Melbourne, Mike and Nate, about their surrogacy journey and becoming dads to baby Darcey.

Mike and Nate started talking about having children on their second date, and they considered a few different options before committing to surrogacy in Melbourne. It was another 5 years before they welcomed Darcey, and you’ll hear about what they went through to become dads.

I might be a bit biased, but I think they’re pretty special and it was lovely chatting with them and reflecting on our journey together.

Don’t forget to listen to Episode 1 with me, find out more about traditional surrogacy and you can read my reflections on the first year after Darcey’s birth.

Traditional surrogacy is legal in almost all parts of Australia. If you are interested in finding out more, you can also listen to my interview with Katrina Hale about traditional surrogacy.

If you are a hopeful gay dad exploring surrogacy in Melbourne or anywhere in Australia, you can find more information and listen to more stories with other gay dads on the Podcast.

Since giving birth to Darcey, I have written a comprehensive surrogacy guide, More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates, which you can purchase in digital or hard copy.

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.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford (she/her). I’m a surrogacy, fertility and family lawyer. I’m also 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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