To help you  navigate surrogacy in Australia, we have complied a list of useful publications, podcasts and websites.

Australian Surrogacy Community

  • A very large moderated Facebook group for intended parents and surrogates that provides peer advice and support (Link)

Books

  • Labour of Love A story of generosity, hope and surrogacy by Australian surrogate Shannon Garner
  • A Little Ray of Sunshine – an Australian surrogacy account written by a surrogate and her IP (Leonie McKinnon & Rebecca McDonald)

Australian Surrogacy Podcast

  • Audio Stories about surrogacy from Australian intended parents and surrogates (more information)

Mothers Milk Bank

  • A source of pasteurised breast milk for those unable to provide breast milk for infants in the first year

Growing Families

  • A non-profit organisation based in Australia that provides expert education & support for intended parents considering donor IVF or surrogacy, through conferences, seminars and customised advice. More relevant for those considering offshore options such as US, UK, Canada, Ukraine , Georgia, Greece and elsewhere  (website)

Miscarriage Support

  • Pink Elephants is an Australian charity offering peer support to women and couples coping with the grief around early miscarriage.

Provider Ratings

  • A trip-advisor style service to  view and rate Surrogacy agencies; IVF clinics; Egg provider agencies & Law firms providing surrogacy related services in Australia and globally. Hosted by Growing Families. Link here

VARTA (Victorian Assisted Reproduction Treatment Authority)

  • A statutory authority funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services  (website)
  • VARTA provides independent information and support to Victorians however their website provides useful information for parties across Australia

Legal Advice on Surrogacy 

 

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