Sarah Jefford

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2017-04-22 at 11:03:59

Sarah Jefford is a family and surrogacy lawyer, practising across Australia. She is an IVF Mum, an egg donor and a traditional surrogate, delivering a baby for two dads in 2018. Sarah publishes The Australian Surrogacy Handbook and produces The Australian Surrogacy Podcast.

Sarah Jefford


Three Australian jurisdictions – NSW, ACT & Queensland – have laws criminalising overseas surrogacy. However like the long outdated provisions criminalising abortion in NSW, these are laws which have never been prosecuted. In fact even when the rare case has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions, they have declined to take action. There […]

Understanding Surrogacy Terminology

This pandemic situation has brought everyone’s life to a standstill. So, if you are an intended parent looking for a surrogacy program, there are certain precautions and factors you must consider beforehand. Are agencies still operating surrogacy programs during the Covid-19 outbreak? Nearly all surrogacy agencies continue to accept intended parents, although in Georgia new […]

Single Men

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