Brendan Spratt

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2018-02-03 at 03:40:15

After 10 years together, Gavin and Brendan married in Dublin in 2015. Over the next few months they set about researching the possibility of growing their family. It was while on honeymoon in Bondi Beach when they took the next steps and reached out to ORM and Northwest Surrogacy in January 2016. Almost 2 years later, Theodore Bondi: a strong and healthy boy arrived. Their journey has been incredibly positive: thanks largely to being matched with an amazing surrogate and they are hopeful of expanding their family next year with help of the same agencies.



Gay dad Rodney Cruise is something of an expert on setting expectations in Co-parenting arrangements. Over the last 14 years Rodney and his Taiwanese partner Jeff have between them fathered a child via surrogacy, four via co-parenting with two lesbian couples and five further children via ‘identity-release’ sperm donation. For many busy professionals, co-parenting seems […]

As Australia’s 11th consumer conference on family building options approaches on 18-19 June in Sydney, Growing Families director Sam Everingham profiles one of the many woman who struggled with repeated miscarriages over more than a decade, before turning with her partner to a US surrogacy program using donor eggs and sperm from her partner’s brother.  […]

Sarah Jefford

Australia’s eighth annual surrogacy & donor conference for intended parents for the first time had a whole day devoted to domestic surrogacy. A record crowd of 180 intended parents attended from around the country, to network,  and hear from experts, panels of surrogates, parents, egg donors, and donor-conceived children. The success of the event would […]