Justen Lee

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2019-12-19 at 00:34:06

Justen and his partner Nathan welcomed twin boys by surrogacy in July 2018 in the USA. The boys are half brothers given one has Justen’s and one has Nathan’s genetic material! Their journey started in 2016 and finished in 2018. In Apr 2019, they adopted their sons in line with the current legal framework in New Zealand with the help of lawyer Stewart Dalley. Their’s is the first case where the parent held a NZ work visa and yet was able to adopt their surrogacy-born children.


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, […]

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 […]

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 […]