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Sarah Jefford is a surrogacy lawyer practising across Australia and has been an IVF mum, an egg donor and a surrogate. Sarah produces the Australian Surrogacy Handbook and the Australian Surrogacy Podcast.

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.

Sarah has written a book, More Than Just a Baby, A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates. It is the only guide to surrogacy in Australia.

Sarah can assist with Australian and overseas surrogacy arrangements, with everything from pre-conception to Parentage Order. Sarah can also help you navigate pregnancy and birth plans with care providers, and assist with accessing Medicare, Centrelink, passports and travel for your newborn.

Sarah provides assistance for surrogacy matters all over Australia. She offers Zoom appointments, during the daytime or evening.

Sarah also offers a DIY Parentage Order package for parents who have welcomed their baby within Australia and want an affordable option to apply for the Parentage Order.

Are you considering becoming a surrogate, and not sure where to start? Sarah provides free initial legal advice consults for women and their partners who are considering becoming surrogates.

If you are interested in reading more about surrogacy or donor arrangements, how they work, the laws and processes, be sure to check out The Blog, and listen to The Podcast, which shares stories from intended parents and surrogates from around Australia.

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So You Want To Be A Surrogate?

Free Initial Advice for women considering becoming surrogates

Sarah provides free initial consults for anyone considering becoming a surrogate.

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Pre-Surrogacy Advice

Sarah can assist the intended parents, or the surrogate and her partner

Pre-Surrogacy Advice

Sarah can help with Surrogacy Agreements and advice across Australia

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International Surrogacy

Sarah provides education and advice about international surrogacy options

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Make informed and empowered decisions before heading overseas for surrogacy.

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There's a Surro-Baby on the Way!

Sarah can assist with navigating the health care system and with care providers.

Pregnancy & Birth Support

Get help with your surrogacy pregnancy and birth plans.

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Parentage Order

Sarah can prepare the Parentage Order for you

Parentage Order

Leave the hard work to Sarah

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DIY Parentage Order Legal Advice

Prepare your own Parentage Order Application with a helping hand.

DIY Parentage Order Legal Advice

Sarah can assist you to prepare your own Parentage Order Application, without the expense. Save your money for your new baby!

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Bringing Baby Home

Sarah can assist with advice about returning to Australia with your baby

Returning to Australia with your Baby

Get advice early and know the laws and processes before returning home to Australia

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Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford (she/her). 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.

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Our Happy Clients

Sarah was my lawyer for a surrogacy arrangement and I found her highly knowledgeable and very approachable. She is a great communicator and was always readily available to help with any extra questions. She is very efficient and completes tasks in a timely manner. I would highly recommend her services.

Emmy, surrogate
Sarah was extremely helpful, knowledgeable & made the complex and challenging surrogacy process much easier for us! She was very accessible, easy to deal with, personable, and importantly knew all the answers to our many questions. We would highly recommend her!
Jeremy, intended parent

Our Happy Clients

Sarah is down to earth, passionate as well as compassionate, honest & knowledgeable in all areas of family law.  We needed Sarah for our surrogacy arrangement which she provided an exceptional service that I would highly recommend.

Lisa, intended parent

Thank you for being friendly, professional and affordable, and for making appointments so convenient with phone or Skype.

Carla, surrogate

Sarah is a guru when it comes to surrogacy law in Australia! She is professional, a wealth of knowledge, thorough and compassionate. And she can consult via skype which is invaluable to potential clients nationwide!

Kate, surrogate

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