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.


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