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, Medicare and Centrelink
Surrogacy, Medicare and Centrelink Big questions for birth parents [...]
Surrogacy and Parental Leave
Are intended parents and surrogates entitled to paid parental [...]
Surrogacy Milestones & Celebrations
Surrogacy Milestones and Celebrations When most people have a [...]
Finding Happiness Beyond Surrogacy
Finding Happiness Beyond Surrogacy Surrogacy can be all-consuming - [...]
Egg Donation in Australia
Egg donation in Australia is one of those topics [...]
Sperm Donor or Dad – the case of Masson and Parsons
Sperm Donor or Dad? If you are a single [...]
Joe Donor and the Consequences of Online Conception
Sperm donation options in Australia vary from friends and [...]
Egg Donation: Seeing Yourself In Someone Else’s Child
I became an egg donor after having my own [...]
Donor Conception and the End of Anonymity
I recently attended the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority [...]
Feminism and Surrogacy
Feminism and surrogacy. A core belief of any feminist, [...]
Making a Baby After Death: Posthumous Use of Gametes
Making a Baby After Death: Posthumous Use of Gametes [...]
Who Owns an Embryo?
Who owns an embryo? Is an embryo treated like [...]
Surrogacy and Fertility Bulletin – January 2020
Looking for updates for all things surrogacy and fertility, [...]
Surrogacy and Fertility Bulletin – March 2020
Surrogacy & Fertility Bulletin - March 2020 Looking for [...]
Surrogacy & Fertility Bulletin – April 2021
It's been awhile since I've done a surrogacy and [...]
Interstate Surrogacy and Travel Restrictions
Like many aspects of our lives, surrogacy arrangements have [...]