by Sam everingham
Posted on 2017-04-24 at 07:34:55
Melbourne couple Stephen & Paula Conroy married in 2000. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, major surgery left Paula unable to have children. A Sydney friend offered to be their surrogate and another in Melbourne their egg donor. Their daughter was born in 2006 in Sydney, given altruistic surrogacy was not then recognised in Victoria. Stephen has had a distinguished twenty year career as a Victorian Senator and served as Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy between 2007 -2013. Protective of their daughter’s privacy, the Conroy’s have not spoken publicly about their journey since they became parents 10 years ago.
It has been our great pleasure and privilege to have worked with Irish couples who have pursued their route to parenthood via surrogacy. It is essential that any person who is considering pursuing surrogacy as a route to parenthood must ensure that they are as fully informed about the process as is possible, that they […]
Planned single parenting used to be a trend only seen amongst single women using donor sperm. But in recent years, with the increasing popularity of surrogacy in Australia and abroad, more and more gay males are opting to bring up children on their own. Surrogacy programs in countries without any surrogacy law have emerged recently […]
What is a surrogate? The word surrogate just means appointed to act in the place of. Surrogacy refers to an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant for the purpose of gestating and giving birth to a child for a couple or single person with the intention of giving that child to that person/people […]