Linnea Häggmark

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2019-10-05 at 08:22:15

Linnea is a Swedish altruistic gestational surrogate and gave birth to her nephew in August 2019! The Journey that she completed with her brother and sister in law has been such a blessing and a really great experience. They were assisted by NewLife in Georgia to make the pregnancy possible in Georgia. Linnea will talk about her experience as a surrogate and the possibility for other Swedes.


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 […]

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 […]

For those intended parents undertaking international surrogacy in Georgia or Ukraine, it is important to be aware that your baby or babies will be born stateless and that you will need to apply for Australian citizenship by descent before you can come back home. In order to prove a biological relationship, The Department of Home Affairs will […]