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Surrogacy and Egg Donation Webinar -New Zealand

21 August,2021

August 21 2021

12.45pm – 5.40 pm


The Growing Families annual New Zealand event will bring the community together for the first time in 2 years.  This is a chance for intended parents, parents, egg donors, surrogates, and experts to network, share stories and learn from each other.  Learn what the IVF, donor and surrogacy process really looks like.  A panel of altruistic Surrogates will share about their motivations to carry for another family.  NZ Parents will join a panel to explore how expectations can differ and how to survive the unexpected hurdles. Attend Auckland Webinar to learn more. 

  • Due to Lockdown in Auckland, This seminar we will be hosted via Zoom. 
  • Your chance to meet experts, surrogates and parents
  • Tickets from just $5
  • Even if you have started or completed your journey, please join us for the afternoon feedback session

Virtual Tickets Available

Your ticket includes a 15 min free consultation with an expert of your choice, contact Ankita Agarwal at [email protected] for a booking. 


What are the possible routes for infertile singles, couples and gay men? what are the pros and cons of each? What are the risks, the financial and logistics considerations? Global experts Sam Everingham looks closely at the current OS donor and Surrogacy options. 

Sam Everingham

What factors predict success in the IVF context? At what age should I be considering donor eggs? What makes a good egg donor? If I have embryos already, should they be PGD tested prior to surrogacy. One of the globe’s most renowned fertility specialists talks you through common issues. Can I travel to the US if I dont have an egg donor here?

Dr Michael Kettel, San Diego Fertility Center, US

Lauri and Kathyrn are parents via surrogacy and run a US program which has matched and supported dozens of surrogates who have carried for Australian and NZ singles and couples. They describe the screening and support which an agency process should provide.

Kathryn Kaycoff, Agency for Surrogacy Solutions

You need to ensure  your egg donor or surrogacy journey meets the counselling and other guidelines required by New Zealand regulators. This talk takes you through the processes to help you manage your expectations. It covers possible timelines, costs and steps including screening, counselling, testing, embryo creation and transfer processes

Helen Nicholson, Repromed, Auckland

Stewart Dalley is a co-owner of D&S Law, he is a recognised industry expert on the laws related to surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology. He and his partner have 3 children of their own from surrogacy, so he has both lived and professional experience. Stewart will outline the current New Zealand legal landscape related to surrogacy, both domestically and internationally.

Stewart Dalley, D&S Law 

Cindy Wasser, Hope Springs Fertility Law, Leia Swanberg, Canadian Fertility Consulting

Parents who have engaged in gestational and traditional surrogacy in New Zealand, USA and Mexico share their stories of the hurdles, timelines, costs, decision-making and advice for others, as well as surviving family formation amidst Covid-related lockdowns.

Moderator: Stewart Dalley

Panelists: Christopher Hunter (Dad via traditional NZ); Mark Catley (dad via US) Becs Bagley  (mum via NZ/US) Lee Barrett (Dad via Mexico)

New Zealand surrogates discuss matching with intended parents, their motivation for helping, support networks, expectations, what they look for in recipients and much more.

Moderator: Hannah Gibson

Panelists: Samantha Watkins, Lacy Owen, Toni Langdon, Mereika Bourke 

This Community Consultation is your chance to influence much needed changes to New Zealand’s surrogacy laws in regard to parental recognition, passports and processing of both domestic and international births

Nichola Lambie, NZ Law Commission

Your Ticket includes free 15 min Consultation with the surrogacy expert of your choice? Contact Ankita Agarwal at [email protected] for a booking.

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