Posted on 2019-09-05 at 00:35:02
Sarah met her intended mum Lauryn on the ASC Facebook page back in April 2017 and in person (along with her husband David) at Melbourne Surrogacy Conference in June 2017. They spent the next 5 or so months getting to know one another more, meeting Sarah’s two daughters who adored them straight away. Although in different states (Melbourne and Canberra), Sarah offered to carry in September 2017, and 18 months later they welcomed a baby girl into the world.
Surrogacy can fall into the categories of altruistic or commercial. Altruistic surrogacy means that the surrogate derives no financial benefit from being a surrogate with the exception of having her reasonable expenses of the surrogacy paid. Commercial surrogacy is the opposite, being an arrangement whereby the surrogate obtains a financial benefit beyond her expenses for […]
The priority of most nations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been to close their borders to foreigners while getting their own citizens ‘back home’. Many countries have shut down government departments, closed visa applications – some have introduced night-time curfews. This repatriation focus on nationality over need has had a terrible impact on […]
Gay dad Rodney Cruise is something of an expert on setting expectations in Co-parenting arrangements. Over the last 14 years Rodney and his Taiwanese partner Jeff have between them fathered a child via surrogacy, four via co-parenting with two lesbian couples and five further children via ‘identity-release’ sperm donation. For many busy professionals, co-parenting seems […]