Marco & Kate

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-05-14 at 11:07:09

Marco and Kate tried with IVF for around 4 years unsuccessfully without really any explanation why was not working. They started their surrogacy journey after one of the FTS’ Melbourne seminars  in 2018. They then starting working on the necessary steps such as VARTA approval to ship their last embryo to Canada. They started talking with a potential surrogate and after two weeks conversation all the parties decided to go ahead. After 3 months of paperwork, medical tests etc. in September 2018 the clinic proceeded with the embryo transfer. Nine months later in July 2019 Camilla was born.


While many countries without access to surrogacy, many seeking to create biological family are venturing offshore. It has left some resorting to ‘unofficial’ traditional surrogacy, using the surrogates eggs and home insemination. Others have had a local friend offer to carry for them, and taken her overseas for the embryo transfer. For the majority, the […]

Growing Families is running its fourth New Zealand Event for intended parents, surrogates and donors on 21 August after an 18-month absence. Like past events, this one will bring together egg donors, surrogates, parents and those hoping to become so. They will join experts from Canada, USA and New Zealand in a program to educate […]

Sarah Jefford

Australia’s eighth annual surrogacy & donor conference for intended parents for the first time had a whole day devoted to domestic surrogacy. A record crowd of 180 intended parents attended from around the country, to network,  and hear from experts, panels of surrogates, parents, egg donors, and donor-conceived children. The success of the event would […]