Surrogacy Lawyer Melbourne

Sarah Jefford is a family and surrogacy lawyer in Melbourne, practising across Australia. Sarah was an IVF mum, egg donor and a surrogate, and delivered a baby for two dads in 2018. If you are entering into a surrogacy or donor arrangement in Victoria, 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 read a broad overview for surrogacy in Australia and how it works.

Looking for a surrogate and not sure where to start? We Need a Surrogate – What’s Next? And if you have a surrogate or intended parents, you can get started on the surrogacy process.

Sarah publishes the Australian Surrogacy Podcast and publishes the Australian Surrogacy Handbook, and blogs about all things surrogacy and donor conception. In 2020, she published More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates.

Find out more about surrogacy laws in Victoria.

Sarah can assist with Surrogacy Parentage Order applications for Victorian surrogacy arrangements. 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.

Looking for more information? Be sure to check out The Blog, and listen to the Surrogacy Podcast. And don’t forget to download your free Surrogacy Handbook.

You can 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 primarily in surrogacy and donor conception arrangements. 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.

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