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.


On 19/20 June 2021, , Growing Families are hosting their first face-to-face conference in two years – Australia’s 10th Surrogacy & Donor Conference. Spurred on by Australia’s record low covid rates, the donor and surrogacy community’s need for connection, discounted domestic air travel and the desire to leave home, if only for a weekend, Growing […]

For the GLBTI community interested in family building, there is the choice of trying to make things work domestically or looking offshore. The easiest way to decide on a pathway is to meet face-to-face with both professionals and recent parents. In response, Growing Families is returning to its face-to-face seminar format in London and Dublin […]

The issue of COVID-19 vaccine administration in pregnancy is a really contentious topic. Various professional organizations have offered guidance that has ranged from a strong endorsement of receiving vaccination to a more cautious stance. Evidence is showing that pregnant women are a high-risk category. What this means is if surrogates contract Covid and this develops […]