7.40 – 7.50pm

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2019-02-14 at 08:40:39


Legal Protections in Egg Donor & Surrogacy Arrangements

Does the US have legal contracts between recipient, egg donor and surrogate? Are these enforceable? Who is the legal parent at birth? How can the law best protect surrogates,  parents & children? Is it important which US state my surrogate lives in? US state law often differs markedly from that of Australian states.  This session highlights the differences and how US law can help.

Andy Vorzimer, Vorzimer Masserman



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.  […]

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 […]

As well as running conferences and webinars, International family building expert Sam Everingham  has been working these past two years with a colleague on a book – Surrogacy Stories – which takes a deep dive into the family building journeys of  twenty singles and couples from 11 nations. They include single men, single females, as […]