Lisa Banfield

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2017-04-06 at 04:02:32

Despite cervical cancer, years of treatment and a radical hysterectomy, Lisa never gave up hope of a family.  After five altruistic attempts at home, she matched with a US surrogate. When Australia banned the export of embryos. Lisa fought for change. She is the proud mum of Josh & Lucas. An inspiring and passionate speaker, Lisa is a strong advocate for infertile women taking control of their futures in their quest to build family.


Many intended parents need to travel abroad in the coming weeks and months for the birth of their child(ren) via cross-border surrogacy. Chinese healthcare authorities now have the best understanding of Co-Vid-19, how it spreads and how to prevent this. Note that animals cannot spread the virus. If you are travelling to a high risk […]

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 […]

If your surrogate is due to give birth prior to 30 July in a country with travel restrictions, please contact your surrogacy agency for advice. The following ‘source’ countries have set up channels of communication with governments in respect to emergency travel and fast-tracked document processing. If you are from one of these countries, email […]