by Olivia

Posted on 2021-02-17 at 03:56:26

The Australian Surrogate Perspective

Local altruistic surrogates who birthed a child during 2020 for intended parents previously known and unknown provide a reality check for intended parents, discussing what they expect from recipients they carry for, what motivates them and the ups and downs of the journey.

Panellists: Derani & Michelle (Melb based surrogates)


Surrogacy can fall into the categories of altruistic or commercial. Altruistic surrogacy means that the surrogate derives no financial benefit from being a surrogate with the exception of having her reasonable expenses of the surrogacy paid. Commercial surrogacy is the opposite, being an arrangement whereby the surrogate obtains a financial benefit beyond her expenses for […]

Irish mums Vis Surrogacy

As Irish mothers continue the fight for legal recognition, Growing Families returns to Dublin for the first time in two years to host its popular seminar series focusing on the latest developments in surrogacy and egg donation. With Covid-19 having affected travel and program availability and Irish legislators getting huge pressure to improve Ireland’s legal […]


Gay dad Rodney Cruise is something of an expert on setting expectations in Co-parenting arrangements. Over the last 14 years Rodney and his Taiwanese partner Jeff have between them fathered a child via surrogacy, four via co-parenting with two lesbian couples and five further children via ‘identity-release’ sperm donation. For many busy professionals, co-parenting seems […]