The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 92: Hannah. Hannah lives in South Australia was diagnosed with MRKH in her early 20’s. she’s long-known that she would need a surrogate to carry a baby for her. MRKH, or Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, is a disorder that often results in an absent or underdeveloped uterus. Hannah is a single mum and she became a mum when her cousin delivered her baby girl, Imara, in 2019. Her cousin’s offer was on standby for 8 years before they decided to go ahead. Hannah had a few legal hurdles stood in their way because surrogacy was not an option for single parents in South Australia at the time.
You can find out more information about some of the things we discussed, including:
- MRKH support resources, including MRKH Australia
- How to find a surrogate in Australia.
- Inducing lactation – you can listen to other Podcast episodes with Phillipa and Hillary, who both induced lactation.
- Surrogacy laws and what to expect from the legal requirements, and the South Australian surrogacy laws which have recently been reformed.
- 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.
Photo credit to Pardon My French Photography in Adelaide.
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.