The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 35: Paul and Jaryd, future gay dads in Queensland. Paul and Jaryd are a gay couple living in Queensland, and are part-way through their surrogacy with a traditional surrogate, Charli. They share their story wisdom for finding and connecting with a surrogate here in Australia and through social media.

There are a growing number of gay dads pursuing surrogacy within Queensland and around Australia. You might be interested in joining the Gay Intended Parents Facebook Group, and reading more about options for gay dads to pursue surrogacy.

You can read more about traditional surrogacy, which involves a surrogate’s own eggs. Paul and Jaryd are utilising the assistance of a clinic, which is not common in traditional surrogacy but is possible in most States. Often, it is clinic policy that dictates that they will not assist with traditional surrogacy, despite most State laws allowing it.

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

Sarah 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 is the only lawyer in Australia practising exclusively in surrogacy and donor conception, or ‘family creation’ law. Sarah has been a surrogacy lawyer for many surrogacy arrangements for gay dads in Queensland, including in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Ipswich and North Lakes, Far North Queensland.

Sarah can assist with Parentage Order applications for Queensland surrogacy arrangements, and offers full service or do-it-yourself parentage order packages.

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 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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