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Episode 28: The ARTA Review in Victoria

By |2018-11-13T02:33:58+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

In this episode, Sarah chats about the current Review in the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act in Victoria. Submissions are open now, and close on 21 September.
If you have experienced infertility or IVF treatment in Victoria, now is your time to make a submission.
You can go to www.engage.vic.gov.au and find the ART Review, where you can answer the survey or write your own submission.
If you are interested in more information, or want to know more about Surrogacy Australia’s submission, contact Sarah at sarah@sarahjefford.com

Episode 27: NT Surrogacy Laws with Rebecca

By |2018-11-13T02:30:50+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Rebecca is a Darwin woman who would like to be a surrogate – but, as she’s discovered, the NT doesn’t have any surrogacy laws. This means it’s virtually impossible for surrogates or intended parents to have a baby in the NT, which forces intended parents to move interstate or go overseas. Rebecca is campaigning for surrogacy laws to be introduced in the NT, and you can help her by getting behind the campaign, signing the petition and liking her page NT Surrogacy Advocacy Group.

Episode 23: Rachel (Part 2)

By |2018-11-13T02:13:38+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

This is part 2 of a 3-part interview with Rachel. In this episode, Rachel talks about finding her final intended parents, Marian and David, and their journey to the birth of baby Hugo. Unfortunately, Hugo was diagnosed late in the pregnancy with a genetic condition, and he passed away a few days after his birth. This is a truly moving, heart-wrenching and special story of how four people came together and created a family, and survived the saddest of surrogacy outcomes.

Episode 23: Rachel (Part 1)

By |2018-11-13T02:11:14+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

This is Part 1 in a 3-part episode with Rachel, a surrogate who has delivered 5 babies for their intended parents. In this episode, Rachel tells her story of starting as an egg donor, and then as a traditional surrogate. There were many bumps in the road, but Rachel’s tenacity and strength are inspiring.

Episode 22: Steve

By |2018-11-13T02:09:00+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Steve is a father through surrogacy, and he and his wife Jen welcomed baby Holly in 2016. I interviewed Steve and Jen’s surrogate, Bec, earlier in the podcast. Steve reflects on his journey as an intended father, and managing the challenges of infertility, and surrogacy, particularly with an interstate surrogate.

Episode 21: Marnie B

By |2018-11-13T02:06:50+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Marnie B is a gestational surrogate for interstate intended parents. Marnie and her team did a mammoth amount of research and preparation prior to proceeding with the arrangement, and the preparation is paying off. If you are thinking about becoming a surrogate, I recommend listening to Marnie’s interview and taking note of all her amazing wisdom.

Episode 20: Sarah & Anna present at the Surrogacy Conference

By |2018-11-13T02:02:12+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sarah and Anna presented this session to the Australian Surrogacy Conference in June. You’ll hear from Sarah with a broad overview of the surrogacy process in Australia, and then you’ll hear Anna talking about how to make connections and build strong foundations for a positive surrogacy journey within Australia.

Episode 8: Hayley

By |2018-10-29T10:24:11+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hayley is a gestational surrogate, and she and her intended parents all live in WA. Not everything went smoothly in Hayley’s surrogacy journey, and particularly during the last trimester. Hayley has some great advice for anyone exploring surrogacy and for how to make sure you have a positive experience.

Hayley volunteers with Surrogacy Australia and organises regular surrogacy catch-ups in WA. If you are interested in finding out more, join the Australian Surrogacy Community on Facebook and go to familiesthrusurrogacy.com

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