Bree, nurse, and surrogate in Victoria.

I live in Central Victoria and I’m a married with three primary school aged daughters and two teenage step children.

I gave birth to a surrogate baby for same sex, interstate IP’s in August 2017.

I became a surrogate because being a mum was my greatest wish in life and the thought of some people being unable to have children really made me sad. I just want everyone to have the choice I had, to start a family if they want to.

The best thing about surrogacy is watching a family being created in front of my eyes. Seeing the love of not only a couple, but an entire extended family be ignited.

The most challenging part of my surrogacy journey was feeling like I somewhat let down my family by not being well enough to care for them for many months.

I am going to be a surrogate again because I want to see my beautiful surrogate baby experience being a sibling and expand their family once more.

My advice for a woman considering becoming a surrogate is communication is the key. A lot of problems could be solved or avoided all together if adequate communication is achieved.

You can hear Bree on the Podcast at Episode 42.

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You can read more Amazing Surrogacy stories from Australian surrogates.

If you are a surrogate for Victorian intended parents, then the Victoria surrogacy laws apply to you.

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.

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.

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.

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.

If you are a woman considering becoming a surrogate, you can access a free initial legal advice consult – click the link at the bottom of the page.

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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