Jessie Schuhart-McRae

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-05-13 at 03:03:12

After close to 7 years of trying to create their own family, Jessie and her husband were  advised to consider surrogacy.  They attended their first Growing Families seminar in  November 2017, and joined the ASC community facebook group, along with  an introduction.  They attended local catch ups and the national conference in Sydney. They met their surrogate at a local catchup (July 2018) and hit it off straight away.  They were all Brisbane-based. Jessie had 9 rounds of IVF  starting with QFG, however it was July of 2019 before they had a successful embryo transfer. Arlo was born 14 March 2020.


It has been our great pleasure and privilege to have worked with Irish couples who have pursued their route to parenthood via surrogacy. It is essential that any person who is considering pursuing surrogacy as a route to parenthood must ensure that they are as fully informed about the process as is possible, that they […]

In this difficult time, Growing Families is providing an update on current travel restrictions which will impact intended parents travelling internationally for embryo creation or the birth of children. OVERSEAS TRAVEL FOR BIRTHS (updated as at 4.30pm 22 July AEST) You need to consider Whether your local authorities will allow you to leave your home […]

In my capacity as an expert on cross-border surrogacy globally, I was invited to an International Forum In Cambridge, UK on 29-30 June this year. Experts were weighted towards lawyers and non-profits from the UK, US & Australia, with reasonable representation from Switzerland,  China, Hong Kong, South Africa & New Zealand and much smaller representation of […]