Donation and Surrogacy

Exploring the Pathways of Donation and Surrogacy with Dr. Anthony Marren


Dr. Anthony Marren, based in Sydney, recognises that the path to parenthood is a deeply personal and unique journey. For numerous individuals and couples, options like donation and surrogacy represent a beacon of hope in realising their dreams of having a child. With a compassionate approach and expert care, Dr. Marren is dedicated to offering support through every phase of the donation and surrogacy process.

Understanding donation and surrogacy

Understanding Donation and Surrogacy

Donation refers to the use of donated eggs, sperm, or embryos to achieve pregnancy. This can be an option for individuals facing genetic concerns, infertility, or for single individuals or same-sex couples wishing to have a child.

Surrogacy involves a surrogate mother carrying and delivering a baby for another person or couple. Surrogacy may be considered when pregnancy poses a health risk or is not possible for the intended parent(s).

Donation: A Gift of Life

Egg Donation: Egg donation is a remarkable gift that allows individuals or couples to experience pregnancy and childbirth when it would not be possible with their own eggs. This option is particularly beneficial for those facing premature ovarian failure, genetic diseases, or age-related fertility concerns.

Sperm Donation: Sperm donation opens the door to parenthood for individuals and couples facing male infertility issues, single women, and lesbian couples. It involves using donated sperm to fertilize an egg through artificial insemination or IVF.

Embryo Donation: Embryo donation is an option for those who have completed their families but have remaining embryos from IVF. These embryos can be donated to others struggling with infertility, providing them with the chance to experience pregnancy and childbirth.

donation a gift of life

surrogacy a shared journey

Surrogacy: A Journey Shared

Gestational Surrogacy: In gestational surrogacy, an embryo created through IVF using the eggs and sperm of the intended parents or donors is implanted in a surrogate mother. This method does not genetically relate the surrogate to the child she carries.

Traditional Surrogacy: Less common today, traditional surrogacy involves inseminating the surrogate with sperm from the intended father, making her the biological mother of the child she carries.

The Process: From Decision to Parenthood

  • Initial Consultation: Your journey begins with a detailed consultation with Dr. Marren, where you’ll explore your options, discuss the medical, legal, and emotional aspects of donation and surrogacy, and outline your next steps.
  • Choosing a Donor or Surrogate: We assist in the process of selecting a donor or surrogate, working with reputable agencies that adhere to the highest ethical standards.
  • Legal Considerations: Our team guides you through the necessary legal processes, ensuring clear agreements are in place to protect the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved.
  • Medical Procedures: For donation and surrogacy, we offer cutting-edge fertility treatments, including IVF, to maximize the chances of success.
  • Ongoing Support: Recognising the emotional complexities of this journey, we provide continuous emotional support, counselling, and medical care throughout the process and beyond.

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Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Anthony Marren

If you’re exploring family expansion through donation or surrogacy due to fertility challenges, Dr. Anthony Marren is dedicated to guiding you on your path to parenthood. With expertise in alternative fertility solutions, including donor options and surrogacy, Dr. Marren provides a nurturing and detailed approach to care.

Book your appointment today at Genea Sydney fertility clinic. Let us assist you with compassionate expertise, specifically catered to meet the distinctive needs of building a family through donation and surrogacy.


Choosing donation or surrogacy is a significant decision influenced by various medical, emotional, and personal factors. Dr. Marren provides detailed consultations to help you understand your options, the processes involved, and to determine the best path forward based on your unique situation.

The legal aspects of donation and surrogacy vary by location and can be complex. It’s essential to work with experienced legal professionals to navigate the agreements, parental rights, and other legal considerations. Our clinic can refer you to trusted legal partners specialising in reproductive law.

The duration of the donation or surrogacy process can vary widely depending on several factors, including the search for a donor or surrogate, legal procedures, and fertility treatments. Dr. Marren and our team strive to provide a realistic timeline tailored to your circumstances.

Yes, genetic connections are possible through donation and surrogacy. Egg or sperm donation allows one parent to have a genetic link to the child. In gestational surrogacy, embryos created from the intended parents’ or donors’ genetic material are implanted in the surrogate, allowing for a genetic connection.

Recognising the emotional challenges of this journey, our clinic offers comprehensive support, including counselling, support groups, and personalised medical care. Dr. Marren and our team are committed to providing a supportive environment every step of the way.

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