The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 26 (Part 2): Renee. Renee shares her second journey with us, with different intended parents. Renee and her partner approached the journey with the benefit of their first experience, but they were met with many challenges along the way. Their friendship with their intended parents is strong, but as you’ll hear, surrogacy is about so much more than just having a baby.

Renee’s second journey was not as smooth as they had hoped, and the outcome wasn’t what they had hoped for. Surrogates become just as invested in the process as the intended parents, and surrogates will share the disappointments and grief when things do not turn out the way we had dreamed.

Make sure to listen to Renee’s first interview on the Podcast, where she speaks about her first journey as a surrogate.

Some things we talked about in this episode:

If you are new to surrogacy as an intended parent, you might like to start with this post. If you are a potential future surrogate, this post provides some information.

I’ve written a book, More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates, the only guide to surrogacy in Australia.

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.