Shannon Garner

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2016-03-24 at 06:05:36

Shannon Garner is a mother of two living in New South Wales. She always knew she wanted to give the gift of surrogacy and set about to find a couple to help. Shannon found a same sex NSW couple and started the process of surrogacy so they could realize their dream of becoming fathers. She gave birth to their daughter in November 2014 and in 2017 gave birth to a sibling for the same couple to complete their family. Shannon has been interviewed extensively in the media, including a podcast with Mia Freedman. Shannon’s book ‘Labour of Love’ details her extraordinary journey


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