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.


It has been our great pleasure and privilege to have worked with Irish couples who have pursued their route to parenthood via surrogacy. It is essential that any person who is considering pursuing surrogacy as a route to parenthood must ensure that they are as fully informed about the process as is possible, that they […]

In my capacity as an expert on cross-border surrogacy globally, I was invited to an International Forum In Cambridge, UK on 29-30 June this year. Experts were weighted towards lawyers and non-profits from the UK, US & Australia, with reasonable representation from Switzerland,  China, Hong Kong, South Africa & New Zealand and much smaller representation of […]

While Hong Kong, Bangkok and Sydney are popular destinations for Family Building and for a good quality IVF, increasing numbers need a surrogate and such services are harder to access. Yet a global audit of surrogacy agencies in 2018 showed China to be in the top three user nations of cross-border surrogacy globally. In the […]