The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 45: Simone. Simone is a South Australian surrogate and carried a baby for intended parents in South Australia.

Sometimes it takes a village to create a child, and in this case it took a cast of 10 people. Simone delivered a baby as a surrogate for intended parents in Adelaide, South Australia, and the arrangement involved Simone’s partner and daughter, the intended parents and the egg donor Anna and her family.

When Simone first raised the idea of surrogacy with her husband, he was completely opposed, and it was only after having counselling with a surrogacy counsellor that they were able to be on the same page. Simone talks candidly about how important her husband’s support was during the process, and the pregnancy and birth.

You can find out more about surrogacy in South Australia, as well as all the other states and territories.

Simone has been riding the ‘surro-high’ since the birth, and described the fourth trimester as being ‘amazing.’ She direct-fed the baby for the first few days and couldn’t have been happier with the decision to breastfeed. You can read more about the fourth surro-trimester and milk and feeding the surro-baby.

If you are interested in becoming a surrogate, make sure to book in for a free consult with me to discuss the processes and options.

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.

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.

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.

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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