Sarah Jefford has appeared in various media and at conferences, speaking on the issues of surrogacy law, donor conception and her life as a lawyer and being a a mother, donor and a surrogate.

Sarah was shortlisted for the Lawyer’s Weekly Women in Law Awards for both Thought Leader and Sole Practitioner of the Year, 2019.

The Age: Surrogate Mothers to Claim Loss of Income Under New Laws, December 2019

The Juggle Podcast: IVF, Surrogacy and The Juggle with Sarah Jefford, December 2019

SBS Insight: Inconceivable, October 2019

Victorian Surrogacy Law Reform Update – Law Institute of Victoria, 2019

Ethical duties and dilemmas faced by practitioners working with surrogacy teams – Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Conference, 2019

Human Genetic Technology: Opportunities, anxieties and the future (event video recording)- La Trobe University, 2019

Surrogacy as Motherhood: The Inalienable Right to ChooseMelbourne Law School’s Health Law and Ethics Network Seminar Series, August 2019

Surrogacy in Australia – Webinar with Queer Doula Sheridon Byrne

Mamas on a Mission Podcast – Motherhood Melbourne, 2018

Credit Card Families Podcast

Creating Happiness in the Law – Happy Lawyer Happy Life Podcast episode 63

Stepping off the Linear Path – Women at Work Podcast with Samantha Sutherland

Expert Advisor – Intended Parents Advisors Network

Surrogacy Australia Conferences 2017, 2018 and 2019

Surrogates out of pocket due to restrictive laws – ABC News 24

Family lawyers critical of sperm harvesting decision  – Lawyer’s Weekly, 2018

Can you own an embryo that doesn’t contain your genetics? The Goat, 2019


For enquiries, you can contact Sarah here.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford. 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.