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


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 […]

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