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FAMILY BUILDING OPTIONS
WHATEVER YOUR
CIRCUMSTANCES

Surrogacy & Egg Donation is a complex area and you deserve to know everything involved. Too often intended parents engage without full awareness of the risks and how best to minimise the chance of problems . We help you start your family.

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Event Schedule 2022

We run best-practice seminars & conferences focused on bringing together intended parents, surrogates, donors, families through surrogacy and experts in the field. This is supported by website & social media resources, expert webinars and regular e-newsletters. Click to know more.

ABOUT US

WE WORK WITH YOU AND FOR YOU

We are a Not for Profit that works with intended parents- Gay, Heterosexual and Singles– around the globe to educate about Surrogacy and Egg Donation and support their families building journey with donors and surrogates. Formerly Families Through Surrogacy, we have supported intended parents through webinars, seminars, conferences, and customised support for nearly ten years.

Founded by intended parents, our philosophy is to ensure intended parents understand their options and are financially and emotionally prepared for this process. We are a research-oriented organisation and we partner with academics to design and complete research to inform policy and practice.

We have assisted over 3000 singles and couples to build a family since we commenced. Over 200 parents, surrogates and donors have shared their stories at our events in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, UK, Ireland, Sweden, and Hong Kong.

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Upcoming Surrogacy and Egg Donation Events and Seminar

Sat 10 Sept 2022 Ireland Donor & Surrogacy Conference
Sat 11 June 2022 1.30 -6.00pm Surrogacy & Donar Seminar Auckland
Sun 12 June 2022 Surrogacy & Donor Seminar Wellington
18-19 June 2022 Australian Donor & Surrogacy Conference

Learn how we support your Surrogacy & Egg Donation Journey

Help you decide on a pathway

Whether you require just a donor, a surrogate or both, we work in a non-judgemental way to understand your medical circumstances, citizenship, marital status, budget and communication preferences to provide professional advice on ideal donor and surrogate programs, timelines, costs, legal, ethical, medical and psychological considerations as well as risks and how to avoid them.

Sperm Freezing or Embryo Creation

Many IVF doctors do not have experience or knowledge of domestic or international requirements for sperm or embryos. To assist, Growing Families can refer you to an IVF specialist who understands your issues and will work with you to collect, test and freeze sperm or create embryos for local or cross-border programs. This service also assists with paperwork requirements.

Supporting your Journey

Whether you are a gay couple, single or heterosexual, we can introduce you to lawyers, notaries, migration agents, infertility counsellors, IVF clinics, surrogacy and egg donor agencies in countries around the globe who have the expertise to assist. We can co-ordinate paperwork for program enrolment to ensure you can proceed smoothly. We are ALWAYS there  to provide a Plan B, solve logistical and technical issues to ensure your dream can become a reality.

International Sperm or Embryo Shipping

This service is designed to minimise per-client shipping costs by aggregating shipments to the same country. It also reduces anxiety & stress by handling the complex paperwork requirements. We source clinic accreditation documents, pre-complete shipping and customs documentation and arrange shipping (hand-carry or insured sensitive freight) with reliable courier partners within 2 – 5 weeks. You are kept informed throughout the process.

Travel Support

Given the travel restrictions imposed and uncertainty around Covd-19, We offer a service to provide exemptions for you to travel to engage in Egg donor IVF or care for your long-awiated child via surrogacy. We will liaise with your IVF clinics, government and airlines to ensure you can travel and reurn hoem when you need.

Citizenship and Passports Support

The rules around granting citizenship and passports in cross-border surrogacy are complex and vary by country. Growing Families and its partner migration agents and lawyers can provide expert support with all aspects of the complex paperwork to ensure your child via international surrogacy can be awarded citizenship, a passport or other travel document.

OUR AWESOME TEAM

We pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable team as we place the Intended Parents above all, of everything we do.

WE CAN HELP YOU EXPLORE YOUR
DESIRE TO BUILD A FAMILY
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WHAT OUR PARENTS SAY ABOUT GROWING FAMILIES

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Testimonials

"“I loved so many of the talks, I can’t stop crying. I’m feeling too emotional.”

Kasia, June 2022

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"“I now feel that I have options, before I felt like there was no hope.”

Amanda, June 2022

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"To have a What Can We Learn from our Kids Panel was a stroke of genius. …… hearing from the kids is a whole new level.”

Alfonso June 2022

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"What a wonderful community and lovely group of people. Everyone is so open and happy to share about their story. I have had some incredible conversations and made some valuable connections.,”

Meghan June 2022

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EXPLORE OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS

Hey Guys – Australian Women Need Your Sperm

Many of us have benefited from egg donors to have a family – now its our turn to give back by becoming a sperm donor. Over the past couple of years, Australia has seen sperm donor waitlists escalate because of the pandemic. We’ve also seen increased demand for sperm, with increasing numbers of single women having babies. Life. Pass it

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Changes in the Landscape

The global landscape is always changing. Below are some recent developments you should be aware of. *          In Australia and New Zealand, there are important changes to RTAC guidelines around embryo shipping. We are holding a session on this at the Conference.  *          On 12 May, the Northern Territory became Australia’s last jurisdiction to pass surrogacy laws that allow it’s

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How Many Miscarriages Would You Endure?

As Australia’s 11th consumer conference on family building options approaches on 18-19 June in Sydney, Growing Families director Sam Everingham profiles one of the many woman who struggled with repeated miscarriages over more than a decade, before turning with her partner to a US surrogacy program using donor eggs and sperm from her partner’s brother.  From the age of eight

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