Stop 5: New York/Pennsylvania

Officially, my week in New York was to have been vacation only, (and New York is one of the few USA states were surrogacy is not permitted) but those who know me best know that I am not awfully good at sitting still. In between checking out all of the usual tourist haunts (this isContinue reading “Stop 5: New York/Pennsylvania”

Sperm donor nightmare

I thought I would share this BBC article I saw today.  This, to me, is the worst nightmare of third party reproduction and what we need to be avoiding at all costs.  Any system which encourages people to take risks with unregulated and unrestricted “service”providers is a system that is failing people experiencing infertility. Australia’sContinue reading “Sperm donor nightmare”

Stop 4: Massachusettes

I have had the absolute pleasure of spending the weekend (and my birthday)  in beautiful Boston.  I have significantly increased my knowledge of American history and was fascinated to walk the Boston “Freedom Trail” that took me all the way from Boston Common to the USS Constitution.  Today, I braved the rainy weather and madeContinue reading “Stop 4: Massachusettes”

Australian Federal Inquiry into surrogacy

I have mentioned this inquiry in some of my earlier blog posts, and have discussed this with many of the people I have been meeting in my travels.  The Closing date for submissions is actually the day I drive back in Australia, so I plan to prepare a submission to the Inquiry while I amContinue reading “Australian Federal Inquiry into surrogacy”

Stop 3: Illinois

A couple of days ago I watched (again) the 2010 remake of Alice In Wonderland.  In the film, Alice is overwhelmed by everything she sees and experiences but reassures herself by telling herself, “it’s all just a dream and I’ll wake up soon”.  She pinches herself on the arm many times to help herself returnContinue reading “Stop 3: Illinois”

Stop 2: Mexico

Well, tonight I am supposed to be half way through the Mexican leg of my trip. But I am in Chicago. This was a REALLY tough decision.  I have spent many hours with my clients, encouraging them to take (safe) risks: to step outside of the everyday and experience something new. To feel the fearContinue reading “Stop 2: Mexico”

Stop 1: California

Firstly – Happy New Year! To those of you at home in Australia, it is already 2016, while I still have a couple of hours left in 2015. It is very strange to think that you are already in tomorrow!  This year has ended in a whirlwind for me – I can barely believe howContinue reading “Stop 1: California”