Leonie McKinnon

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2021-10-09 at 12:21:21

Leonie is from the mid-north coast of NSW.  Lee, aged in her 40s and married with three grown-up children carried for Beck, aged in her 20s, who was born without a uterus. Leonie and Rebecca went on to publish a book about their journey together – ‘A Little Ray of Sunshine’. Leonie will talk about what qualities intended parents need to have, her motivations for carrying a child for someone else, communication, expectations and surviving the highs and lows.


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