Surrogacy Lawyer Cairns

Sarah Jefford is a surrogacy lawyer, assisting people in Cairns, across north Queensland and around Australia. Sarah is the only lawyer in Australia practising exclusively in surrogacy and donor conception, or ‘family creation’ law. A third of Sarah’s clients live in Queensland, and she practices across all states from her home in Melbourne.

Sarah was an IVF mum and later became an egg donor and a surrogate, delivering a baby for two dads in 2018. If you are entering into a surrogacy or donor arrangement in Queensland, Sarah can provide assistance to the intended parents or the surrogate and their partner including all advice, drafting the agreement and parentage orders.

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.

You can also purchase my book, More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates, the only guide to surrogacy in Australia.

All consults can be completed over Zoom and phone during the daytime or evening.

Find out more about surrogacy laws in Queensland.

Sarah offers an affordable DIY Parentage Order package to transfer parentage from the birth parents to the intended parents.

If you are entering into a donor arrangement, be sure to get legal advice about the options and processes before conception. Sarah can provide advice about all the options, your rights and responsibilities and the best way forward.

Are you considering becoming a surrogate? Sarah provides free initial advice for surrogates.

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

Sarah is the only lawyer in Australia practising exclusively in surrogacy and donor conception, or ‘family creation’ law. Sarah has been a surrogacy lawyer for many surrogacy arrangements in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Ipswich and North Lakes, Far North Queensland and across Queensland.

Sarah can assist with Parentage Order applications for Queensland surrogacy arrangements, and offers full service or do-it-yourself parentage order packages.

You can find more information in the free Surrogacy Handbook, reading articles in the Blog, by listening to more episodes of the Surrogacy Podcast. You can also book in for a consult with me below, and check out the legal services I provide.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford (she/her). I’m a family creation lawyer, practising in surrogacy and donor conception arrangements. I’m 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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