by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2019-10-16 at 03:03:14
Matt is on his way to be a dad through Australian surrogacy and egg donation, working with a local Adelaide surrogate. Matt and his partner have a donor, their friend Jen who has just completed her second egg ‘pick up’ which are fertilised and growing into embryos. Matt & his partner met their surrogate online via the ASC facebook group/forum. They are aiming for their first transfer in January after a quarantine period. Matt will talk about the process to date, including ethics approval, costs and paperwork.
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 […]
On 19/20 June 2021, , Growing Families are hosting their first face-to-face conference in two years – Australia’s 10th Surrogacy & Donor Conference. Spurred on by Australia’s record low covid rates, the donor and surrogacy community’s need for connection, discounted domestic air travel and the desire to leave home, if only for a weekend, Growing […]
The issue of COVID-19 vaccine administration in pregnancy is a really contentious topic. Various professional organizations have offered guidance that has ranged from a strong endorsement of receiving vaccination to a more cautious stance. Evidence is showing that pregnant women are a high-risk category. What this means is if surrogates contract Covid and this develops […]