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.
Upcoming Surrogacy and Egg Donation Events and Seminar
|Sat 10 Sept 2022||Ireland Donor & Surrogacy Conference|
|On-demand||Alternatives to Ukraine|
|10 August||Donor IVF Webinar|
|11 Sept 2022||Building Families via US Surrogacy and Donors|
|Saturday 18 February 2023||Fulfilling Your Family Building Dream – Sydney|
|Sunday 19 February 2023||Fulfilling Your Family Building Dream – Brisbane|
|Tuesday 21 February 2023||Fulfilling Your Family Building Dream – Adelaide|
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.
In Country Support
We offer a service to support you while overseas with advice on flight options, accommodation, bassinet seats on airlines, nanny support, visa requirements, SIM cards, ground transport, restaurants, embassy support and childcare equipment
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
READ MORE TESTIMONIALS
"“I loved so many of the talks, I can’t stop crying. I’m feeling too emotional.”
Kasia, June 2022
"“I now feel that I have options, before I felt like there was no hope.”
Amanda, June 2022
"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
EXPLORE OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS
Growing Families Supercharges its Support Services
The family-building landscape both domestically and internationally is becoming increasingly complex. Fall-out from the Covid pandemic as well as the war in Ukraine have had flow on effects to both surrogate availability and agency capacities globally. In some environments, such as Australia, new regulations are making it even harder for intended parents to engage in donor IVF or surrogacy. Thoseread more
Irish Surrogacy Stories – Book Launch
As well as running conferences and webinars, International family building expert Sam Everingham has been working these past two years with a colleague on a book – Surrogacy Stories – which takes a deep dive into the family building journeys of twenty singles and couples from 11 nations. They include single men, single females, as well heterosexual and gay couples.read more
Why Engaging in Ukraine Surrogacy Is a Terrible Idea
If you have embryos still in Ukraine, it may be tempting to initiate a new surrogacy arrangement in Ukraine, particularly if your surrogacy agency and surrogate are agreeable. This is a highly risky proposition. Why is it Unsafe? Various foreign governments have announced that they cannot support safe travel or exit arrangements for newborns via Ukraine surrogacy.Ukraine surrogates are usuallyread more