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Unbiased Advice and Insight from Parents & Professionals

Meet Our World-Class Surrogacy Experts

Complimentary One on One Consultations are available with our Surrogacy Experts during the conference. To book your session send an email to the speaker of your choice, details below.

Sam Everingham

Researcher, Educator & Family Building Expert

Ben Sayer

Fertility Lawyer, Sayer Jones, (Melb)

Nino Datiashvili

Chief Medical Officer, ReproArt, Georgia

Robert Kaufmann

IVF Specialist, Medical Director, Forth Worth Fertility USA

Kristen Hanson

Owner, Simple Surrogacy, Texas

Sacha Mastras

Senior Solicitor, Merridy Elphick Lawyers (NSW)

Tamari Kachlishvili

Business Development Officer, Reproart, Georgia

Leesa Kaufmann

International Patient Liaison, Fort Worth Fertility, USA

Kate Cherry

Family & surrogacy lawyer (Bris)

Tamzin McLean

Donor-conceived young adult (Melb)

Mel Holman

Egg Donor, Surrogate (Bris)

Stephen Glover

Gay Dad via USA (Bris, Can, Syd)

Ben Warner

SASS mentor (Bris)

Kat Patterson-Gray

Mum via USA (Brisbane)


Mum via Georgia (Bris)


Marnie McIntyre

Surrogate mentor (NSW)

Rebecca Newson

Parent via Ukraine (Sydney)

Leah Ellis

Mum via Domestic Surrogacy (Sydney)

Luc Marshall-Weinberg

Dad via Canada (Sydney)

Sarah Bagnall

Australian surrogate (Canberra)

Gabby Goldberg

Parent via USA (Melb)

Amanda Meehan

SASS surrogate mentor (Melb)

Rodney Cruise

Gay dad, donor & coparent (Melb)

Shaun Larkin

Dad via domestic Surrogacy (Melb)

Lauryn Jordan

Mum visa domestic surrogacy (Melb)

Anna McKie

Support Manager, Surrogacy Australia (Adelaide)

Simone Cureton

Australian Surrogate (Adelaide)

John Thompson

Parent via Ukraine (Adelaide)

Alex Whelan

Mum via domestic surrogacy (Adelaide)

Hannah Smith

Single mum via domestic surrogacy (Adelaide)

Simon Romeo

Dad via Mexico (Perth)

Michelle Griffin

Gestational Surrogate (Perth)

Rachel Lovich

Parent via Georgia (Perth)

Kate Ranger

Mum via domestic surrogacy (Perth)

Nathan Calleja

Gay dad via US (Perth)

Marian Sandberg

SASS mentor (Adel)

Felicity Kennedy

Parent via US (Canberra)

Liz Tripodi

Intended mum via Georgia (Melb)

Lee Bagshaw

Gestational surrogate (Adel)