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:
- How to find a surrogate in Australia.
- Western Australia surrogacy laws, and more broadly the other state surrogacy laws and what to expect from the legal requirements
- If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, you can read more about it and book in for a free consult with me.
- Overseas surrogacy options for Australian intended parents.
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.