Surrogacy Program

Surrogacy requires a great deal of time and patience to succeed, but it can bring happiness to all concerned if the medical, legal, financial and emotional aspects are properly considered.

What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person.

The intended parents may arrange a surrogate pregnancy because of: female infertility or other medical issues that make pregnancy or delivery impossible, risky or otherwise undesirable. The intended parents may provide the sperm or eggs, but donor sperm, eggs and embryos may also be used.

Surrogacy is growing in popularity as a way of having children. Your decision to use a surrogate is extremely important, and for this reason, we aim to provide you with as much information as you require. Our fertility nurses are available for support and to help the intended parent(s) and the surrogate make an informed decision in regard to their treatment.

Finding a surrogate

Fertility Specialists of Western Australia cannot assist in finding a surrogate. Intended parents (people wishing to become parents through surrogacy) may find a woman willing to be a surrogate themselves. Please refer to the Western Australian legislation in regard to advertising for surrogates, click here.

The Process of Surrogacy - What is Required?

*Please note the order of these steps/requirements may vary depending on your circumstances.


The costs will vary depending on your particular case. They will consist of your lawyer’s fees, Fertility Specialists of Western Australia's charges and costs your surrogate may incur, such as additional medical or travel expenses. For further information regarding Fertility Specialists of Western Australia's fees, please contact us.

Legal implications

Legal advice is compulsory in all surrogacy cases. It is also important to note that each state has different legislation in regard to surrogacy.

Therefore, we encourage you to refer to your own state's Surrogacy Legislation for more information.

Time to make your appointment

If you have any questions or if you would like to make an appointment contact us today!