Doug Weller

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2017-12-14 at 04:14:09

Doug & his partner Brett are gay dads from Melbourne (together 22 years) who now live in Brisbane. Like many Australians, he and his partner used Growing Generations in California for gestational surrogacy. While it took many months to be matched, things then happened very quickly and seven months later their surrogate delivered twins. Their children Leah & Daniel are now 11 year olds! Doug will discuss how US surrogacy works, how they decided on an IVF clinic and how payments, insurance and the US hospital system work


I am the Director of Growing Families and a dad via surrogacy and egg donation Its Sunday 24 October and I am in Sydney Australia on Day 9 of 14 days hotel quarantine. Why am I here you may ask? I’ve just returned from two weeks of face-to-face meetings with parents, surrogates, doctors,  surrogacy professionals […]

______________________________________________________________________________ Preliminary studies from China show no evidence that if a surrogate was infected with Co-Vid-19 she would pass it on to the child she births. Additional Time Off Work for Your Surrogate Some intended parents may want their surrogate to take additional time off work or work from home. The former may incur significant […]

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 […]