Lauren & Ben Clayton

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2018-11-07 at 22:52:17

Lauren and her partner Ben turned to surrogacy after two IVF attempts and having attended an FTS event in 2016. They engaged with Create IVF, creating 8 embryos there with the help of a Canadian egg donor in June 2017. Their first embryo transfer was successful and Rosie was born in July 2018. Within just two weeks they were able to return home to Brisbane. They will discuss the process and what she learnt along the way.


On 19/20 June 2021, , Growing Families are hosting their first face-to-face conference in two years – Australia’s 10th Surrogacy & Donor Conference. Spurred on by Australia’s record low covid rates, the donor and surrogacy community’s need for connection, discounted domestic air travel and the desire to leave home, if only for a weekend, Growing […]

The global landscape is always changing. Below are some recent developments you should be aware of. *          In Australia and New Zealand, there are important changes to RTAC guidelines around embryo shipping. We are holding a session on this at the Conference.  *          On 12 May, the Northern Territory became Australia’s last jurisdiction to pass […]

Irish mums Vis Surrogacy

As Irish mothers continue the fight for legal recognition, Growing Families returns to Dublin for the first time in two years to host its popular seminar series focusing on the latest developments in surrogacy and egg donation. With Covid-19 having affected travel and program availability and Irish legislators getting huge pressure to improve Ireland’s legal […]