Melanie Andrews

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-10-20 at 05:45:40

As Deputy State Director with Life Without Barriers, Melanie oversees the strategic and operational management of all Family Based Care (Foster Care)
placements in NSW. Melanie has worked in the Community Services Sector for over 20 years and is a member of the Family Services NSW Board With a strong sense of social justice, Melanie commenced her Social Work career in community development roles in disadvantaged communities across Sydney NSW For over 15 years, Melanie has held senior leadership roles with large non profit organisations overseeing the operations of child and family services, mental health services, disability, community aged care and community development programs. Melanie’s passion is to deliver high quality community services that improve the overall outcomes of vulnerable children and young people, families and communities.


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 […]

As 2019 comes to a close, it is worth looking back over the year at some of the trends as well as learnings in regard to Family building thru Surrogacy and or Egg Donation globally. Over the year, we ran 10 seminars in Australia, 8 in Europe, 1 in New Zealand, our National Australian conference […]

______________________________________________________________________________ Preliminary studies from China show no evidence that if a surrogate was infected with Co-Vid-19 she would pass it on to the child she births. Additional Time Off Work for Your Surrogate Some intended parents may want their surrogate to take additional time off work or work from home. The former may incur significant […]