These steps are generally followed for surrogacy arrangements facilitated by a clinic. For traditional surrogacy arrangements not utilising a clinic, parties need to obtain counselling and legal advice prior to conception. Note that the laws vary from State to State – you can find more information about State laws here.
Before proceeding past step one, you should find out if you qualify for surrogacy.
Make sure you download the free Surrogacy Handbook, which outlines the process and criteria for surrogacy in Australia. And of course, listen to the Podcast, which shares stories from surrogates and intended parents from around Australia.