Mark Sewalt

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-05-28 at 02:55:00

Sydney couple Mark (aged 38), and his partner David (33), are now dads through gestational surrogacy. They started their journey in 2016  engaged with their egg donor that year with IVF Australia, creating 10 embryos. In early 2018, they met their amazing surrogate Shell, her husband Chris, and their family in Taree, NSW. After a lot of getting to know each other, Shell and Chris offered to help them start a family. In April 2019,  their first transfer took. Mila Rose was born in December 2019 at 39 weeks.


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Surrogacy is regulated in most Australian states & territories. This means there is no uniform law nationally. Currently, there are no surrogacy laws in the northern territory, Victoria and South Australia have progressed significant reforms recently. Commercial surrogacy is illegal in Australia Only Altruistic surrogacy is permitted and the intended parents have to cover all […]

It has been our great pleasure and privilege to have worked with Irish couples who have pursued their route to parenthood via surrogacy. It is essential that any person who is considering pursuing surrogacy as a route to parenthood must ensure that they are as fully informed about the process as is possible, that they […]