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Growing Families have made arrangements with IVF clinics, airlines and cryoshippers for intended parents to travel or freeze and ship sperm and embryos

We have worked with >50 parents in recent months to arrange safe transit of sperm and embryos. We have utilised six different courier companies. Levels of service and transit times vary significantly


  • How and when you can travel to create embryos/provide sperm
  • Risks and costs of travel in 2021
  • Sperm collection, testing & freezing options
  • Embryo creation options
  • Paperwork requirements for shipping internationally
  • Pros and cons of handcarry and sensitive freight courier options
  • Shared & solo shipments
  • Shipping costs & risk

This webinar is relevant to

a) intending parents through egg donor IVF or surrogacy who are looking to engage in cross-border IVF or surrogacy

b) International agencies and IVF clinics seeking to advise their clients

It aims to provide you with a practical guide to the issues below

PART 1: Engaging in your Home Country

  • Can I travel if I have embryos already overseas for IVF procedures?
  • How can I commence an international surrogacy program without physically being there?
  • Can overseas donors still travel internationally to allow me to create embryos in my home country?
  • If I haven’t done IVF yet, can I make embryos in my home country and then ship?

    PART 2: Making Embryos/ Freezing Sperm
  • Are there IVF specialists who are more open to making embryos or freezing sperm for international arrangements?
  • How will my IVF clinic allow me to ship, if commercial surrogacy is illegal in my home country?
  • What paperwork and protocols need to be followed for my sperm or embryos to be accepted frozen?
  • What are the specific requirements?

    PART 3: Shipping
  • What are the sperm and embryo shipping options?
  • What are the costs ?
  • Can IPs share shipments with other couples to reduce costs?
  • Is insurance available for my sperm or embryos? What does it cover?
  • Which shippers are reliable?
  • How can Growing Families help


READY TO SHIP? Complete the form here