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Sydney Seminar – 20 March

Saturday 20 March 2021

9.30am – 2.00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney Time)

Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney

Face-to-face ($15) & remote ($10) tickets available (post event recording)

This event is for Australian intended parents to learn about surrogacy and/or egg donation, logistics, eligibility and costs. We will cover domestic and international options. Hear from Australian parents who have recently completed their family via surrogacy. Local and international experts will discuss the legal, medical, psychological and practical considerations. Australian surrogates will talk about their motivation to carry a child for another family.

This is the first time we have been able to meet face to face in over a year. If you are in Sydney, come along for a cup of tea and a light lunch to network with parents via surrogacy, surrogates and experts.

Digital tickets are also available.


An overview of options globally, including embryo and sperm shipping options & costs, donor and surrogate availability, travel for donor-IVF, the impact of Covid-19, entry and exit processes for births as well as surrogate & clinic interaction.
Sam Everingham, Growing Families

Whether you are shipping sperm for egg donor IVF or surrogacy elsewhere, or making embryos in your own city, there are important steps in the medical screening and testing process. Understand the importance of blood & urine screening, how your reproductive capacity can be medically assessed and what can be done to increase the quality of your sperm or embryos
Dr Peter Illingworth, IVF Australia

Agency for Surrogacy Solutions is located in California – the heart of the US long history of surrogacy. Its owners are both parents via surrogacy and wanted to provide a service that they would have wished for when embarking on their journeys. They explain the ways in which the US model embraces transparency, care and support to ensure your surrogate comes away as joyful as you are.
Lauri De Brito & Kathryn Kaycoff, Agency for Surrogacy Solutions, USA

Provides a detailed overview of the issues to consider in Canadian egg donation and surrogacy for foreigners, different types of agencies, wait times, screening, legal contracts, eligibility, costs, guarantee programs for the IVF component and a host of other issues
Nir Keren, Babies Come True

Lotus Surrogacy has been assisting Australian intended parents with Ukraine surrogacy for more than five years. Before that they ran programs in India and elsewhere. Their large team have an unparalleled understanding of Ukraine paperwork and processes. Lotus principal Dana Magdassi discusses the impact of the pandemic on their own surrogates, parents and how they have learned to adapt.
Dana Magdassi, Lotus Surrogacy

Provides a simple guide to when & how you will need to interact with lawyers in undertaking surrogacy arrangements domestically or offshore
Cassandra Kalpaxis, Kalpaxis Legal

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us via email: [email protected].

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