Consumer Research Opportunities

Taking part in research can significantly help progress legal and regulatory improvements to surrogacy practice

Oppurtunity for mothers of surrogate children and surrogate mothers that have completed their journeys

Alice Aickin is currently studying her PhD in Sociology at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Alice is looking for intended mothers and surrogates willing to be interviewed about their experience of surrogacy arrangements. She is seeking to investigate how intended mothers and surrogates establish, negotiate, and maintain relationships over time. Thereforeyou may be currently taking part in a surrogacy arrangement or you may have completed one at any time in the past. 
Alice is hoping to speak to intended mothers based in Australia or New Zealand. Please note that this includes women who already have children through surrogacy. 

Surrogates that have assisted an intended mother from either of these two countries may reside anywhere in the world. 
Where possible, Alice intends to include pairs of intended mothers and surrogates, therefore if you are happy for your respective surrogate/intended mother to also be included in this research, please pass this information on to them. In these cases, you will both need to consent to participate. However, if you would prefer to participate in this research independently, you are more than welcome.

Surrogate Research

Ellen Lorenceau is a French PhD student conducting an international research project on the personal experiences and feelings of surrogate mothers. She would love some Australian surrogates to take part. Its anonymous. Email her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help.

Parents/Families Of Surrogacy

Kim from Fertility Counseling Services is part of a research group looking to get people involved in their study. Its a fantastic study comparing gay headed and heterosexual headed families through surrogacy. Full details can be found here or you can contact Kim on email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rate the service providers you use

Families Through Surrogacy is committed to providing transparent feedback to assist intended parents in selecting service providers.

If you have concluded a surrogacy arrangement (successful or not) you can rate one or more service providers you used.

Your feedback will be used to encourage agencies to improve their services and to assist intended parents make more informed choices. You will also be able to view the results.

Your responses will remain anonymous. Any identifying information will be separated from your responses to protect your confidentiality.

You can rate the following types of services:

  • Surrogacy Agencies
  • IVF Clinic services
  • Egg Provider Agencies
  • Law firms
  • Hospitals

Access the survey here