Tyson, what’s the biggest advantage of being a SASS team?

Tyson and husband Dan have been a SASS team, with their surrogate Beth, since the beginning of their journey and their daughter, London, was born in December 2021.

Mollie, when should potential surrogates join SASS?

Mollie birthed as a surrogate in Hobart in February 2022 for a couple who were initially strangers and are now life long friends. They had a little boy, Till, and his two dads are Daniel and Daniel (or Big Dan and Little Dan) who also live in Tasmania.

Beth, why did you stay on as a SASS team?

Beth birthed as a surrogate in Melbourne, VIC in December 2021 for a couple who were initially strangers and are now life long friends. They had a little girl, London, and her two dads are Tyson and Daniel who also live in Melbourne.

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This email eased the way for a more comfortable discussion about expenses. It was great to have the guidance as well in terms of calculating the travel costs. We really appreciate the fantastic support provided. 

Menaka and Simon, IPs who were matched with a surrogate via SASS, February 2021

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We are really grateful that SASS is there to help us navigate our way through.

Sara and Tim, IPs, WA, November 2021

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Thanks again for the email and all the help so far. The information and guidance that you have provided has been really valuable, and we both really appreciate it. 

Jason and Tim, IPs, April 2019

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We had our mentor session on the weekend, and it was brilliant. Three words to sum it up – Informative, honest and supportive. Mark and I took great value from it, and really see this component of the process as invaluable so thank you to you and the team at SASS for ensuring this is part of the process.

Hélder and Mark, IPs, May 2019.

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We have just finished our session with Dwayne and Shane (Our Mentors). Wow they are awesome. Thank you for such great mentors.

Dan and Stuart, IPs, January 2021

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Having SASS has definitely helped. There is so much to think about with surrogacy and SASS’ guidance helps us ensure we don’t miss important considerations.

Anthony and Patrick, IPs, June 2020. 

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(Our Mentors) are such a lovely couple and very inspirational, thoughtful, helpful and kind…..Thank you for arranging the meet up. They gave us so many avenues and information that we were unaware of. 

Adeola and Christoph, IPs, March 2019

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I spoke with my surrogate mentor on Tuesday evening, she is just so wonderful! She was so easy to talk to and gave me a lot to think about. 

Amy, Surrogate, April 2021

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The mentorship program was a definite plus, and made the entire process a lot more comfortable.

Sarah and Jason, IPs, June 2020

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The webinar was great! It’s what finally helped me decide to engage in the process with SASS and take that first step.

James, IP, May 2021

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The webinar was fantastic. You are a great presenter and Hannah’s inputs were very helpful.  

Alejandro and Anne, IPs, October 2021

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One final note – and I’m sure you hear this a lot, but I wanted again to genuinely thank you for everything you’ve done for us, and for this community. You’re a trailblazer and a pioneer and surrogacy in Australia is going to be forever changed, due in a large part to the work you’re putting in now. Thank you as well for including us in the crowd-sourcing process, I hope our feedback is valuable. I love being able to give back to the community that’s given us so much, even if it’s just in this small way.

Matt and Mason, IPs,  July 2019

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We have just had a chance to catch up with (our Mentor) …… and can’t thank Jessie enough for her time, it was such great information and to talk to someone who has walked in our shoes really helps.

Ashlee and Nathan, IPs, May 2021

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Chris and I spoke with Sarah (our Mentor) tonight and it was so incredibly valuable. It was so awesome to share stories and have someone who has walked the path before us. We have agreed to keep the conversation going so thank you again.

Michelle and Chris, IPs, WA, July 2021

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As someone that has been involved in this community for many years now, I find it super exciting to watch SASS continue to grow and develop and you … and the rest of the team are to be commended for your efforts.

Ben Warner, SASS Mentor, 2019

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SASS seems like such a great initiative, to streamline the process of surrogacy, and there is some safety in the level of organisation and knowledge that it appears to have!

Renee – Surrogate – July 2019

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We totally understand there are no guarantees, that being said we are happy to be in the pool and in with a chance whatever odds they are. It really is great to have SASS!

Anthony and Patrick, IPs, June 2020. 

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You answered some questions we actually did not realise we had in the first place! We are very grateful to be a part of SASS, and for all the guidance and support so far.

Anna and Alvin, IPs, SA, 2021, September

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Thanks so much for keeping us in the loop, we really value the effort you’re putting into helping us IP’s. 

Daniel and Tyson, IPs, May 2019

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The expenses calculator is a fab resource. We weren’t shocked with any of the fields in the spreadsheet and feel that the upper limits of most categories, when added up, reflect a pretty fair outline of expenses. It certainly falls into line with what we’ve been led to expect a domestic surrogacy arrangement to cost. No surprises there! 

Matt and Mason, IPs, July 2019

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(Our Mentor) Marian is lovely and was really helpful. Being put in touch with her was great. Especially in regards to the relationship with the surrogate and how to work with them in any future relationship….she’s given us a lot of confidence going into the next stage in meeting potential surrogates. 

Benedict and Paul, IPs, March 2019

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We found the mentor session with Lisa and Henry wonderful, they had a wealth of knowledge and experience that has been invaluable for us.

Sarah and Jason, IPs, June 2020

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So much more to think about than I originally thought. 

Lizzy, Surrogate, September 2021

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I could listen to you (Anna) speak about surrogacy forever. I always feel very hopeful after you share your knowledge. Like it is possible. Just do the steps and it will happen. 

Shauna, IP, Nov 2020

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You did an amazing job last night (webinar)! You kept it interesting and engaging and everything worked and flowed beautifully!

Machelle, experienced surrogate, April 2021

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I just wish SASS was around when we first started out.

Trudy Bateman, IP, September 2021

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Anna did an outstanding job and what made the session so memorable for me was her enthusiasm, excitement and her authenticity in delivering her content. That really stood out and I hope this sentiment was shared and experienced by the other attendees. 

Kristian, IP, May 2021

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Your story (Anna) and your journey inspired us, and some of the stories give us hope that one day we might be able to be parents. I have read Sarah Jefford’s book which really gave Tim and I an insight into how important it is to have similar values and build strong relationships for now and in the future. 

Sara and Tim, IPs, WA, October 2021

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We have made contact with the awesome Brendan and Matt (our Mentors) who have been invaluable. They are easy going like us and a wealth of information and we’ve taken on much their advice already.

Jarred and Daniel, IPs, SA, Sep 2021

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The surrogacy community is so lucky to have access to your dedication, wisdom and passion. 💕

Menaka and Simon, January, 2022

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You are supporting the hopes of so many of us. It’s reassuring to know we aren’t in it alone and we have Surrogacy Australia working on helping more IPs find local surrogates! Thank you again. You truly are wonderful!

Jess, IP, July 2021

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I would love to be able to support others and be a mentor in the future and give a positive experience like we had with (our Mentor) Mahesh.

Wayne and Brendan, IPs,  May 2019

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See? SEE? THIS is why I love you and SASS. Who would do this journey without the back up? The sounding board? The experience of research and hindsight.

Surrogate Kim, WA, July 2020

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…it feels more authentic to come through SASS

Shauna, IP, September 2020

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We couldn’t be more appreciative of your efforts with SASS! Setting up a pathway for IP’s to follow and attempting to create a surro-dating system are inspiring and no doubt benefit us and future surrogates immensely. 

James and Stu, IPs, Sept, 2021, NSW

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Thanks again for all your efforts, as well as the kindness and support we have received through this service. It has been much appreciated. 

Menaka and Simon, IPs, June 2019

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Thank you for speaking with me over the phone. You have been so helpful, I really appreciate your guidance and insights.

Lucas and Joe, IPs, VIC, January 2022

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(Our Mentor) Charmaine has been amazing and I am so grateful that I have her and SASS to guide me through this process. So thank you also. I am adamant though that my IPs go with SASS. The support and reassurance I am getting from you guys is invaluable.

Anne, Surrogate, Jan 2020

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It was wonderful hearing about Mahesh and Phil’s journey (our Mentors) with Isaiah, and we were able to answer questions we had and also ask us some questions too which was beneficial in us feeling like we are on the right track. 

Wayne and Brendan, IPs,  March 2019

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The mentor session with Kate was great and we both feel more confident with the processes and all our questions were answered. 

Taryn and Errol, IPs, WA, July 2021

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I met with Dwayne (Our Mentor) last week, had a fantastic chat, gave me an abundance of excellent information! 

James, IP, QLD July 2021

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The webinar made us feel like we had someone to help us, to guide and give support and understanding. We have found our people. 

Bianca and Kyle, IPs, Adelaide

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We both really enjoyed and appreciated the webinar, you were a fantastic host. As newbies to this it was very encouraging to hear from people like Lisa and Henry, and yourself who have been through the process. 

Luke and Dylan, IPs, Sydney 2021

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Thank you so much for the presentation and the professionalism of the session. It was very informative and we left feeling much better about the journey than when we joined the call.

James and Brett, IPs, November 2021

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We caught up with Jessie a few weeks ago, and found the session of huge benefit. It’s definitely a worthwhile part of the process. 

Lindsay and Antony, QLD December 2021

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I can see your passion for the role and the community at large is as I thought tremendous. We think you’re awesome, just personally letting you know. 🙏🏼

Rick and John, SASS IP Mentors, June 2020

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