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Parent-led education seminar on all aspects of surrogacy and egg donation journeys, including costs, pitfalls, embryo creation, legal issues, parentage, and specialist advice on domestic surrogacy.

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Surrogate Relationship Expectations in the Australian context

Aims to provide gay Intended parents a sense of what kind of support and relationship they need to be willing to provide to local surrogates as well as the challenges inherent in long-distance arrangements

Katrina Hale, Surrogacy psychologist

Medical preparation for Egg Donor IVF & surrogacy

As an intended dad, whether you are gay or heterosexual, the IVF process may be something new to you. This session, by a Sydney IVF specialist who has been through surrogacy himself, takes you through the basics and covers the importance of semen analysis, donor & surrogate screening, embryo creation, embryo grading and success rates

Dr Shadi Kashaba, IVF Australia

Legal agreements, surrogate expenses and court processes

Before engaging , its essential you understand your responsibilities, surrogate expenses, the importance of discussing as a team how you see the arrangement working and how this translates to a legal ‘agreement’ . Experienced surrogacy lawyer Ben Sayer removes the anxiety from the legal aspects of altruistic arrangements both pre transfer and post birth.

Ben Sayer, Sayer Jones

Surrogate Panel
Australian surrogates who carried for a friend or previously unknown gay single or couple discuss their experiences

Moderator: Katrina Hale
Panelists: Michelle Fenwick, Crystal Brouwers (CJ)

Parent Panel

Australian gay dads  join a panel to explore how expectations can differ, how to come to agreements on crucial issues; How support needs were or were not met; What were the toughest aspects; how to survive the unexpected hurdles; Managing expenses, communication, trust  and more.

Moderator: Sam Everingham
Panelists: Mark Sewalt, Brendan McQuiggan, Dwayne Jude

Surrogates at the Start of their Journey

Three Australian surrogates carrying for gay couples enrolled in the Surrogacy Australia Support Service explain what motivated them to become surrogates, their expectations from  intended parents, what type of surrogacy (gestational or traditional) they are offering and why. Also explores why they insist their Intended Parents invest in the Surrogacy Australia Support Service

Panelists: Zoe Price, Jenelle Bourgeois-Bell, Bethany Guglielmini