Alice Aickin

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2018-03-02 at 07:29:36

Alice is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Swinburne University of Technology. She holds a BSocSc(Psych) and BA(Hons), in which she investigated women’s childbirth experiences. Her
research interests include reproductive technologies, birth, motherhood and relationships, as well as maternal and infant health. Alice’s PhD explores the relationships between surrogates and intended mothers, as well as their respective motherhood identities.


Surrogacy can fall into the categories of altruistic or commercial. Altruistic surrogacy means that the surrogate derives no financial benefit from being a surrogate with the exception of having her reasonable expenses of the surrogacy paid. Commercial surrogacy is the opposite, being an arrangement whereby the surrogate obtains a financial benefit beyond her expenses for […]

Inspiring StoriesTotally inspiring stories abound in the Australian surrogacy & donor communities about the journeys taken by intended parents and the surrogates who assist them. For me, there is huge joy in being able to help hopeful singles and couples to create family. Some of them had given up hope before attending an event with […]

______________________________________________________________________________ Preliminary studies from China show no evidence that if a surrogate was infected with Co-Vid-19 she would pass it on to the child she births. Additional Time Off Work for Your Surrogate Some intended parents may want their surrogate to take additional time off work or work from home. The former may incur significant […]