Michelle Griffin

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2018-01-16 at 03:27:59

After experiencing two wonderful pregnancies and labours, Michelle began to explore the idea of surrogacy. Not knowing anyone personally in need of a surrogate, she connected with her IPs at a Families Through Surrogacy seminar in Perth. They hit it off straight away and spent the next year ticking off all counseling, psychology assessments, legalities and RTC approval boxes.  In April 2018 they started the IVF process and after two egg retrieval’s and three embryo transfers, Jack was born in March 2019. Michelle will talk about what went to plan and what didnt, dealing with complications, expressing breastmilk and the friendship developed on this extra-ordinary journey



The family-building landscape both domestically and internationally is becoming increasingly complex. Fall-out from the Covid pandemic as well as the war in Ukraine have had flow on effects to both surrogate availability and agency capacities globally. In some environments, such as Australia, new regulations are making it even harder for intended parents to engage in […]

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 […]

Three Australian jurisdictions – NSW, ACT & Queensland – have laws criminalising overseas surrogacy. However like the long outdated provisions criminalising abortion in NSW, these are laws which have never been prosecuted. In fact even when the rare case has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions, they have declined to take action. There […]