Crystal Brouwers

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-05-28 at 04:25:54

Crystal (CJ) met her IF’s via the Egg Donation Australia Forum in May 2018 and commenced the steps towards surrogacy in late 2018 through Melbourne IVF. Crystal achieved a successful pregnancy after only a few transfers and after a reasonably easy pregnancy,  gave birth to a baby boy in December 2019. Crystal came to surrogacy after being an egg donor and as a means to ‘pay it forward’ after using donor sperm to create her own children,  aged 9 and 4. She lives in Brisbane and her IFs are in Melbourne.


Surrogacy can fall into the categories of altruistic or commercial. Altruistic surrogacy means that the surrogate derives no financial benefit from being a surrogate with the exception of having her reasonable expenses of the surrogacy paid. Commercial surrogacy is the opposite, being an arrangement whereby the surrogate obtains a financial benefit beyond her expenses for […]

Mothers Milk Bank Charity

Giving Food to the hungry; Hope to the needy; Life to a baby Together keeping babies healthy as only breastmilk can. I am excited about being involved with Growing Families. I have already had the privilege of helping many intending mothers prepare for breastfeeding by assisting them induce lactation. It has been wonderful to support […]

In my capacity as an expert on cross-border surrogacy globally, I was invited to an International Forum In Cambridge, UK on 29-30 June this year. Experts were weighted towards lawyers and non-profits from the UK, US & Australia, with reasonable representation from Switzerland,  China, Hong Kong, South Africa & New Zealand and much smaller representation of […]