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


There are thousands with health or fertility issues or a lack of the necessary anatomy that might once have prevented them raising a genetically connected child. Not anymore. When Film-maker and activist Lance Black and Tom Daley announced they were going to be dads via surrogacy in the UK press, there had been mixed reactions. […]

While many countries without access to surrogacy, many seeking to create biological family are venturing offshore. It has left some resorting to ‘unofficial’ traditional surrogacy, using the surrogates eggs and home insemination. Others have had a local friend offer to carry for them, and taken her overseas for the embryo transfer. For the majority, the […]

Nearly one in five Australian couples venturing abroad choose Canada as their special place to create family (one in three if you only consider gay couples). Eleven couples I know are expecting babies via Canadian surrogacy over the coming five months. They are not alone. Intended parents from dozens of countries, including France, the UK, […]