Michelle, doula and surrogate in Western Australia.

I am married with two kids, living in Perth.

I was a surrogate and gave birth in 2019 to Jack for Kate & Kris, who are also in Western Australia.

I became a surrogate because I loved being pregnant and giving birth, but didn’t want any more of my own children. I figured what better way to experience it all again by helping another couple become a family.

The best thing about my surrogacy journey was making life long friends out of my Intended Parents and being able to see them become parents! Their joy and gratitude has made the whole journey so worth it.

The most challenging part of my surrogacy was not being able to fall pregnant as easily as I thought I would. I was naive in thinking IVF would be easy when I’ve conceived naturally in the past and I hated letting our team down. We also had a birth which ended in a retained placenta and post partum hemorrhage and I had to be in ICU for a couple of days which was super difficult on myself and my family.

My advice for a woman considering becoming a surrogate is to not rush into things and always follow your gut – take the rose coloured glasses off and don’t ignore the red flags. It’s also very important to have your family on board as you will need that support around you.

You can find me on Instagram and on YouTube. You can also listen to Michelle on Episode 51 of the Surrogacy Podcast. Do not contact the surrogates who have shared their stories to ask them to be your surrogate. You can read more about finding a surrogate in Australia, and how to connect with a surrogate.

Maternity photos – Fliss & Co

Birth photos – Belle Verdiglione Photography

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You can read other Amazing Surrogacy stories from Australian surrogates.

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.

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 is a surrogacy lawyer 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. Sarah has been a surrogacy lawyer for many surrogacy arrangements in Perth and across Western Australia.

You can find more information in the free Surrogacy Handbook, reading articles in the Blog, by listening to more episodes of the Podcast. You can also book in for a consult with me below.

Sarah can assist with surrogacy arrangements across all states, including Adelaide and South Australia and cross-border arrangements. You can contact me here. All consults are conducted over Zoom and email.

Sarah can also assist with Parentage Order applications in Western Australia.

You can book in for a consult with me below, and check out the legal services I provide.

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If you are a woman considering becoming a surrogate,  you can access a free initial surrogacy consult with Sarah. Click the link below to book in.

Free initial consult for surrogates