Nicole Russell

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2017-11-26 at 11:05:25

Nicole and her husband attempted to have a child for many years via IVF.  Over four gruelling years, Nicole underwent countless procedures to achieve her dream of being a mother but unfortunately none were successful.  Nicole’s best friend offered to carry a child for Nicole and her husband and as a result, they commenced their surrogacy journey in late 2016.  Nicole’s surrogate became pregnant after the first transfer and their baby was born in December 2017.  Nicole is also a lawyer and has a special interest in reproductive law given her own personal story.


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 […]

For those intended parents undertaking international surrogacy in Georgia or Ukraine, it is important to be aware that your baby or babies will be born stateless and that you will need to apply for Australian citizenship by descent before you can come back home. In order to prove a biological relationship, The Department of Home Affairs will […]

______________________________________________________________________________ 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 […]