by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2022-05-23 at 07:27:16
Stacie is a mum of 4 children aged 12, 10, 7 and one in heaven. Having once felt the pain of seeing others with their babies while her arms were left empty from the lost of a first born, and also seeing a friend struggle through IVF to extend her family, Stacie knew that if she could she wanted to be able to help others achieve their dreams of having a family. Stacie has been a gestational surrogate and birthed a beautiful baby girl in 2018, and then went on to complete two traditional surrogacies for two separate families, with beautiful little boys born in 2019 and 2021. There are plans in the pipeline for one last journey.
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 […]
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 However like the long outdated provisions criminalising abortion in NSW, these are laws which have never been prosecuted.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 […]
Growing Families has a decade of experience of working with government and agencies during crises to guide parents and their newborns through safe exit processes. These have included a military coup in Thailand, earthquakes in Nepal, sudden changes in laws in India and Cambodia and of course airspace closures in Ukraine during the worst of […]