The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 8: Hayley. Hayley was a gestational surrogate in Western Australia, and met her intended parents online. Not everything went smoothly in Hayley’s surrogacy journey, and particularly during the last trimester. Hayley relied on her parents, as well as the intended parents, to support them through the last challenging weeks of pregnancy. Hayley has some great advice for anyone exploring surrogacy and for how to make sure you have a positive experience.

Surrogacy is legal in Western Australia, but only for heterosexual couples, not single men or same sex male couples. This may change in the coming few years (hopefully!) after a review recommended law reform to bring the state into line with the rest of Australia.

You can find out more information about some of the things we discussed, including:

Sarah 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.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford. 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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