12.20 -1.00pm

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2018-04-03 at 06:40:10

Intended Parent Panel

Those currently navigating surrogacy journeys in Australia and overseas discuss what led them to surrogacy, the obstacles, heartaches, joys and how and where they find support

Moderator: Ella McNamara

Panelists:  Rebecca Kalpakoff (Ukraine) John M (US) Kevin S (Australia), Costa Loucopoulos (Canada)



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 […]

As Australia’s 11th consumer conference on family building options approaches on 18-19 June in Sydney, Growing Families director Sam Everingham profiles one of the many woman who struggled with repeated miscarriages over more than a decade, before turning with her partner to a US surrogacy program using donor eggs and sperm from her partner’s brother.  […]

For the GLBTI community interested in family building, there is the choice of trying to make things work domestically or looking offshore. The easiest way to decide on a pathway is to meet face-to-face with both professionals and recent parents. In response, Growing Families is returning to its face-to-face seminar format in London and Dublin […]