It is important for intended parents exploring surrogacy and donor conception in Australia and overseas to get legal advice before proceeding with an arrangement. You may be finding the options and processes overwhelming and confusing. Sarah Jefford can help intended parents navigate the laws that apply to you, and provide advice about finding a surrogate in Australia, engaging with agencies and clinics, and returning to Australia with your baby.

If you are new to surrogacy, you can read about how to find a surrogate, or what is required to be a surrogate. You can also download the free Surrogacy Handbook which explains the processes and options. You can also read a broad overview of surrogacy in Australia.

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 can provide legal advice for intended parents about all things surrogacy and donor conceptions, including:

  • what intended parents need to know about qualifying for surrogacy in Australia
  • finding and connecting with a surrogate
  • the surrogacy process
  • navigating surrogacy laws that apply to you
  • international surrogacy options for Australian intended parents
  • importing and exporting gametes and embryos
  • returning to Australia with your baby

Sarah provides advice for intended parents around Australia, over Zoom and in person. You can book in for a consult with Sarah below.

You can find more information in the free Surrogacy Handbook, reading articles in the Blog, by listening to more episodes of the Surrogacy Podcast.

If you have a surrogate and are ready to proceed with the substantive legal advice before conception or the embryo transfer, you can find out more here.

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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