The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 34: Danny. Danny is the husband of a surrogate, Emmy, who has also appeared on the Podcast.

Danny is one of those unsung heroes in surrogacy – the surrogate’s partner. I’ve also interviewed the intended parents Henry and Lisa. Danny is like many partners of surrogates, – quietly supporting their partner’s goals and not complaining too much when they have to participate in counselling and legal processes, even thought there’s not much reward in it for them.

Other episodes with surrogate partners include my husband Troy, as well as surrogate husbands Loz, and Simon.

So what is it like to support your partner through a surrogacy pregnancy? Is it possible to become as invested in the process as the surrogate? Do you experience the same sense of reward and satisfaction when the baby arrives?

Danny talks about supporting Emmy in her endeavour, and how he cared for her and their children through the challenges of pregnancy. His perspective is unique, and valuable for anyone considering surrogacy – particularly for surrogates and their partners. Read more about the importance of surrogate partners.

There are lots of ways that surrogate husbands and partners can support the surrogate and the intended parents. If you are an intended parent, you’ll need to pay attention to the surrogate, her partner and their family and find ways of offering support to them throughout the process and beyond.

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.

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.

You can also find more articles about surrogacy and donor conception on the Blog.

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.

Photo Credit to Amy at A Grateful Heart: Birth, Newborn and Family Photography.

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 two 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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