The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 3: Troy. In this episode, I interviewed my partner, Troy, about his experience being a surrogate’s partner. I was often asked what Troy thought of surrogacy, and of me being a surrogate, so I thought it would be good to hear from Troy himself.

I am a surrogate and a surrogacy lawyer living in Melbourne with my partner and our two children. I’ve been an egg donor, and  in 2015 I decided to become a surrogate. In January 2018 I gave birth to a baby girl, Darcey, for her two dads Mike and Nate (episode 2). You can also read more about me.

As a surrogate’s partner, Troy was along for the surrogacy ride as much as being my support and my cheer squad. The partners are vital for a good surrogacy relationship and are as important as every other member of the team.

I have written a book, More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates, which is the only guide to surrogacy in Australia, and which you can purchase in hard copy or download to your device.

You might be interested in my interview with surrogate partner Danny, who is also the partner of a surrogate, and about the importance of surrogates having the support of our partners. Other surrogate partner episodes on the Podcast include Loz, and Simon.

If you are interested in reading more about surrogacy in Australia, you can download the free Surrogacy Handbook and listen to more of the Surrogacy Podcast. You can also read more about my surrogacy journey and other Australian surrogates in Amazing Surrogacy.

If you are interested in becoming a surrogate yourself, you can book a FREE consult with me, so you can make an informed choice about whether it’s right for you and your family.

Sarah is a surrogacy lawyer in Melbourne and has 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 can assist with surrogacy arrangements across all States, including Victoria and cross-border arrangements. You can contact me here. All consults are conducted over Zoom and email. 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 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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