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Rachel Male

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2016-11-09 at 04:36:07

Rachel is a Melbourne mother of three children herself. When her sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, necessitating removing her ovaries, Rachel volunteered to carry for her.  Another of Rachel’s sisters provided the eggs. Rachel will discuss the ups and downs of her journey, including what support she and her ‘team’ received from IVF clinics and birth hospitals and what is needed to better support Australian surrogates.


In this difficult time, Growing Families is providing an update on current travel restrictions which will impact intended parents travelling internationally for embryo creation or the birth of children. OVERSEAS TRAVEL FOR BIRTHS (updated as at 4.30pm 22 July AEST) You need to consider Whether your local authorities will allow you to leave your home […]

First Fertility is a global IVF and surrogacy provider with hubs in South-East Asia and Russia.Their surrogacy programs drastically reduce the costs of family-building by utilising IVF and surrogacy procedures in countries with lower professional salaries. Countries such as Russia offer significant savings on all aspects of the process . First Fertility offers Fixed cost […]

Sarah Jefford

Australia’s eighth annual surrogacy & donor conference for intended parents for the first time had a whole day devoted to domestic surrogacy. A record crowd of 180 intended parents attended from around the country, to network,  and hear from experts, panels of surrogates, parents, egg donors, and donor-conceived children. The success of the event would […]