Spencer Tewis-Allen

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2019-10-05 at 04:58:27

In 2018 Spencer and his partner Kevin , after years of discussing the idea, had linked up with a wonderful donor called Rachel. They met a potential surrogate through a forum online and were 5 months into a ‘get to know you’ phase. This match came to an abrupt end when their surrogate accidentally feel pregnant to her partner.  Three months later Rachael asked if the couple would consider her sister, Leanne, as their surrogate! They embraced the idea. While there were dramas and difficulties with their son Sawyer born 8 weeks premature. Spencer will discuss what they learned in this extra-ordinary journey


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 […]

If your surrogate is due to give birth prior to 30 July in a country with travel restrictions, please contact your surrogacy agency for advice. The following ‘source’ countries have set up channels of communication with governments in respect to emergency travel and fast-tracked document processing. If you are from one of these countries, email […]

kate Ranger

Each October scores of attendees come together in six different Australian capital cities – singles, couples, gay and heterosexual, some in their twenties, some in their fifties. They share a common goal – to create family with the help of yet unknown angels – donors and surrogates. It is these more complex journeys to parenthood […]