We Need a Surrogate: What’s Next?

Now that you’ve decided to pursue surrogacy, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Whether it’s in Australia or overseas, with a donor or your own gametes,  this chart shows you all the steps involved.

If you have a surrogate or intended parents, you can get started on the surrogacy process.

You can also download the chart, which includes hyperlinks.

We Need A Surrogate


You need to make sure that you qualify for surrogacy before proceeding.

If you are still seeking information, be sure to check out the Blog, listen to the Surrogacy Podcast and download the free Surrogacy Handbook.

If you need more information about looking for a surrogate, you can read more here.

Exploring international surrogacy options – you need to read this first.

Sarah has written a book, More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates, the only guide to surrogacy in Australia.

Interested in reading real stories from real Australian surrogates? The Amazing Surrogacy Project shares stories from surrogates about the ups and downs of altruistic surrogate.

If you are a considering becoming a surrogate, you can book in for a free initial consult to discuss the processes and how it all works.

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, and check out the legal services I provide.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford (she/her). I’m a family creation lawyer, practising primarily in surrogacy and donor conception arrangements. 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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