Barnaby Johnston

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2022-02-04 at 06:58:43

Barnaby & his partner Laf are a Melbourne couple (once Collingwood, now North Fitzroy) who engaged in US surrogacy in Texas. While they started the process pre-Covid, their son Digby was born in Austin Texas amidst tumultuous travel difficulties. Nonetheless they were back home in Australia three week’s after Digby’s birth. Barnaby is taking some time off his legal career to enjoy time as a stay-at-home dad. He will discuss their journey, as well as their egg donor and surrogate relationships


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