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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Surrogacy in Victoria
Surrogacy is legal in Victoria, and every State in [...]
Surrogacy Western Australia
Surrogacy in Western Australia If you are an intended [...]
Conception, Consent and Death
Conception, Consent and Death I've been thinking a lot [...]
8 Tips to a Positive Surrogacy Journey
Altruistic surrogacy is one of the most complex and [...]
Gift Giving in Altruistic Surrogacy Arrangements
Gift Giving in Surrogacy Arrangements One of the first [...]
The Surrogacy Sisterhood
The Surrogacy Sisterhood is so important to the surrogate's [...]
Money Talks, But What If We Don’t Like the Conversation?
The cost of altruistic surrogacy often drowns out the [...]
Kids and Surrogacy
Kids and surrogacy - complex problem or privileged experience? [...]
Surrogate Partners: The Unsung Heroes
There's a few heroes in the story of surrogacy [...]
Books about Surrogacy
Surrogacy stories are some of the best, most uplifting [...]
Planning a Surrogacy Birth
When planning a surrogacy, the team should think of [...]
Hospital Management of a Surrogacy Pregnancy and Birth
There are such a low number of surrogacy births [...]
The Importance of Surrogacy Birth Photography
Surrogacy Birth Photography Birth photography is an art form. [...]
Milk and Feeding a Surrogacy Baby
Milk and Feeding a Surrogacy Baby Most new parents [...]
The Surrogacy Fourth Trimester
Many people haven’t heard of the ‘fourth trimester,’ let [...]
Registering a Surrogacy Birth
Registering a Surrogacy Birth Congratulations! The baby has arrived! [...]