Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford, an IVF Mum, egg donor, surrogate and family creation (surrogacy and donor conception) lawyer.
Welcome to the Surrogacy and Donor Conception Blog, with posts about surrogacy, donor conception, laws, news items, and my personal experiences as a donor and surrogate. You can scroll through the blog, or search by category or keyword below.
I have written a book, More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates, which you can purchase in paperback or electronic versions.
You can also contact me and follow me on social media and make sure to listen to the Surrogacy Podcast, which shares stories from intended parents, surrogates and industry professionals.
You can see details of the legal services I provide, including Australian and international surrogacy legal advice, parentage orders, donor agreements and co-parenting agreements.
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Compensated or Commercial Surrogacy?
In Australia, commercial surrogacy is illegal and only altruistic [...]
Surrogacy with an overseas friend
Can my friend who lives overseas, travel to Australia [...]
We Need A Surrogate: What’s Next?
We Need a Surrogate: What's Next? Now that you've [...]
Altruistic Surrogacy: How Much Does it Cost?
Altruistic surrogacy in Australia: how much does it cost? [...]
How many surrogacy births are there in Australia?
How many surrogacy births are there in Australia each [...]
Is Traditional Surrogacy Illegal?
Why do IVF clinics in Australia tell people that [...]
Surrogacy as a Gay Dad
Pursuing surrogacy as a gay dad. Are you considering [...]
Connecting With A Surrogate
How do I connect with a surrogate? It's one [...]
Best Practice Surrogacy
Surrogacy sometimes ends up as a headline such as [...]
Don’t Get Scammed: Growing Your Family with Surrogacy
If you are growing your family through surrogacy, you [...]
Setting Expectations For Our Surrogacy Journeys
When entering a surrogacy arrangement, it is important that [...]
Commercial Surrogacy in Australia: Seto and Poon
What happens when you engage in commercial surrogacy within [...]
When Surrogacy Goes Wrong
Surrogacy isn't always sunshine and roses. Sometimes, it can [...]
Preparing for the Parentage Order
If you're expecting a baby through an Australian surrogacy [...]
Surrogacy Counselling - what should we expect? If you [...]
So You Want to Be a Surrogate?
So you want to be a surrogate in Australia? [...]