Joy Marriott

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-02-09 at 20:40:46

Joy is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, and her husband is a fertility specialist. Unable to carry a child herself, Joy met her surrogate on the NZ Surrogacy Forum and engaged in a traditional surrogacy arrangement (her surrogate provided both eggs and womb). Joy welcomed her son Noah just five months ago. She will discuss her journey and navigating relationships with a surrogate independently.


Surrogacy can fall into the categories of altruistic or commercial. Altruistic surrogacy means that the surrogate derives no financial benefit from being a surrogate with the exception of having her reasonable expenses of the surrogacy paid. Commercial surrogacy is the opposite, being an arrangement whereby the surrogate obtains a financial benefit beyond her expenses for […]

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, […]

______________________________________________________________________________ Preliminary studies from China show no evidence that if a surrogate was infected with Co-Vid-19 she would pass it on to the child she births. Additional Time Off Work for Your Surrogate Some intended parents may want their surrogate to take additional time off work or work from home. The former may incur significant […]