by Sam everingham
Posted on 2016-03-21 at 07:39:14
A Queenslander, Rachel first became interested in being an egg donor in 2005. Frustrated at the absence of information available, she was directed to Aussie Egg Donors. After her first egg donation Rachel took over administration of this popular forum. Between 2005 and 2008, Rachel donated her eggs 4 times to 3 couples, resulting in the birth of three girls. Rachel describes her progression to surrogacy as: ‘the next natural step in helping infertile couples’, however Queensland law then banned altruistic surrogacy. Rachel has submitted evidence for the parliamentary hearing into decriminalization of altruistic surrogacy and has seen some of her recommendations adopted. Rachel has used her own eggs and the intended fathers sperm (traditional surrogacy) to help both heterosexual and gay Queensland couples have a family. Rachel is a very busy mother to her own three daughters and a midwife. She admits she could not have helped infertile couples ‘without the amazing support of my family and a very understanding husband’.
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