Dax Manning

Dax is a graphic designer, web developer and photographer. He and husband Todd live in country Queensland. After four failed IVF attempts, Dax’s sister told he and Todd that she wanted to help them become dads – she became their egg donor.  They were featured on Sunrise, and were soon-after contacted by Todd’s sister, Danielle, who offered to be their surrogate. As Danielle and her family live in New Zealand (and the process was repeatedly being stalled by Covid), they sent the embryos to NZ in September 2021 for the transfer. Dax & his partner became parents to a daughter, Bailey, on 7 November, 2022. As their daughter is technically a Kiwi by birth, they needed to become parents via adoption (due to NZ law). Dax will discuss what they learned along the way.