Alice Aickin

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2018-03-02 at 07:29:36

Alice is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Swinburne University of Technology. She holds a BSocSc(Psych) and BA(Hons), in which she investigated women’s childbirth experiences. Her
research interests include reproductive technologies, birth, motherhood and relationships, as well as maternal and infant health. Alice’s PhD explores the relationships between surrogates and intended mothers, as well as their respective motherhood identities.


While many countries without access to surrogacy, many seeking to create biological family are venturing offshore. It has left some resorting to ‘unofficial’ traditional surrogacy, using the surrogates eggs and home insemination. Others have had a local friend offer to carry for them, and taken her overseas for the embryo transfer. For the majority, the […]

October Seminar

Inspiring StoriesTotally inspiring stories abound in the Australian surrogacy & donor communities about the journeys taken by intended parents and the surrogates who assist them in the Aussie October Seminar series may sell out. For me, there is huge joy in being able to help hopeful singles and couples to create family. Some of them […]

For those intended parents undertaking international surrogacy in Georgia or Ukraine, it is important to be aware that your baby or babies will be born stateless and that you will need to apply for Australian citizenship by descent before you can come back home. In order to prove a biological relationship, The Department of Home Affairs will […]