Jessica Beavan

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-10-10 at 01:51:09

Jessica is a 26 years old mum and gestational surrogate from Adelaide who worked with Brisbane gay dads Baden & Nelson. Jessica underwent counselling, legals, medications and four embryo transfers before a successful pregnancy resulted in a baby girl in May 2020 at the peak of COVID restrictions. Baden & Nelson were not able to be at the birth. They were previously strangers, but now have a great relationship and are in talks about a sibling project.


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 […]

Growing Families is running its fourth New Zealand Event for intended parents, surrogates and donors on 21 August after an 18-month absence. Like past events, this one will bring together egg donors, surrogates, parents and those hoping to become so. They will join experts from Canada, USA and New Zealand in a program to educate […]

The issue of COVID-19 vaccine administration in pregnancy is a really contentious topic. Various professional organizations have offered guidance that has ranged from a strong endorsement of receiving vaccination to a more cautious stance. Evidence is showing that pregnant women are a high-risk category. What this means is if surrogates contract Covid and this develops […]