Hannah Gibson

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2018-11-26 at 02:15:00

Hannah is a PhD graduate in Cultural Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington. She  researched surrogacy in a New Zealand context, exploring the ways that intended parents and surrogates rebel against or conform to strict reproductive regulations. This sits within a wider discourse about the various ways that people make families, either through medical intervention or a deliberate, often necessary step away from ART. She has recently been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University with Reprosoc. Her key interests are in medical and reproductive anthropology, surrogacy, anthropology of law vis a vis kinship studies


Nearly one in five Australian couples venturing abroad choose Canada as their special place to create family (one in three if you only consider gay couples). Eleven couples I know are expecting babies via Canadian surrogacy over the coming five months. They are not alone. Intended parents from dozens of countries, including France, the UK, […]

The priority of most nations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been to close their borders to foreigners while getting their own citizens ‘back home’. Many countries have shut down government departments, closed visa applications – some have introduced night-time curfews. This repatriation focus on nationality over need has had a terrible impact on […]

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 […]