by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2020-08-14 at 04:31:13
Considerations for Australians needing to travel for Donor IVF or Surrogacy Births
While there is no need to travel to commence international surrogacy, given sperm or embryos can be shipped, many Australians need to travel for egg donor IVF, given the lack of donors in Australia and the fact that many have embryos offshore already. As well, parents need to leave and enter Australia every week for surrogacy births. With the lack of airlines flying, the special permission required to travel and the strict quotas on arrivals, it is essential that you are well organised.
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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. […]
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