Tamara & John

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-10-10 at 04:23:19

Tamara required a surrogate to carry her second child due to a chronic health condition. In 2013, acute early onset Preeclampsia meant her first  child was born at just 25 weeks. Given her high blood pressure was chronic,  carrying a child again gave Tamara a 60% chance of the same outcome. Instead Tamara’s younger sister offered to carry in 2016 and  they commenced the legal, medical and  psychological screening. Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers helped Tamara and John with the legal side of the journey.

John & Tamara’s daughter was born in March 2018.  Tamara will discuss their journey  and the intricacies of keeping surrogacy in the family.


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