Australian Surrogacy Conference draws record numbers

by devuser

Posted on 2019-06-15 at 12:47:49

Australia’s eighth annual surrogacy & donor conference for intended parents for the first time had a whole day devoted to domestic surrogacy. A record crowd of 180 intended parents attended from around the country, to network,  and hear from experts, panels of surrogates, parents, egg donors, and donor-conceived children.

The success of the event would not have been possible without the extra-ordinary volunteers who assisted. A Huge thanks to the conference committee Karen Mills, Gabby Goldberg, Felicity Kennedy, Lily Marshall, Glen Trainor, Mike Collins, Amanda Meehan, Kim Hindmarsh, Henry & Lisa Leggett, Kate Bourne & Simone Cureton for all their tireless help.

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Sarah Jefford


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