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In this podcast, Rebecca Dahl, Sally Nicholes and Charlotte Wyles of Nicholes Family Lawyers speak with Rodney Chiang-Cruise about his surrogacy and IVF journey as a member of the LGTBIQA+ community and co-parenting his Rainbow family in social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that during this podcast we discuss the Victorian government’s suspension of elective surgeries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, since recording the podcast, the Federal Government has indicated that certain elective surgeries (including IVF) will be able to recommence as of 25 April 2020.

Find out more about Nicholes Family Lawyers at https://nicholeslaw.com.au

Disclaimer: Nicholes Family Lawyers intends the information provided in this podcast as general information only, please contact Nicholes Family lawyers if you require specific information and advice in relation to any family law matter.

Other useful links:

Gay Dads Australia: gaydadsaustralia.com.au

Switchboard: Switchboard Victoria provides peer-driven support services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender diverse, intersex, queer, and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people, their families, allies, and communities – 1800 184 527 – http://www.switchboard.org.au

Q life: Qlife provides anonymous and free LGBTIQA+ peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings, or relationships. Webchat – https://qlife.org.au/

Queerspace: Queerspace is an LGBTIQA+ health and wellbeing support service established in 2009 by LGBTIQA+ communities, for LGBTIQA+ communities. Queerspace has a focus on relationships: https://www.queerspace.org.au/contact/

Minus18: Minus 18 lead change, build social inclusion, and advocate for an Australia where all young people are safe, empowered, and surrounded by people that support them. https://www.minus18.org.au/about

Thorne Harbour Health: Thorne Harbour provides support for sex, sexuality, and gender diverse communities. http://www.thorneharbour.org

Rainbow Families: Rainbow Families Victoria is a volunteer community organisation based in Victoria, Australia. RFV supports and promotes equality for ‘rainbow’ families. https://pridecentre.org.au/resources/rainbow-families-victoria

Kids Helpline: a free, private and confidential telephone counselling service – 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au

Parent line: a state-wide counselling and support service for all Victorian parents – 13 22 89 or 1300 272 736

Safe Steps: a domestic violence hotline service for women and children – 1800 015 188 www.safesteps.org.au

WIRE Helpline: free support, referral, and information for all Victorian women (non-binary and gender diverse inclusive) – 1300 134 130 www.wire.org.au

Relationship Space: an online program to help parents manage divorce – www.relationshipspace.com.au

Relationships Australia: www.relationships.org.au



About the author: Pete


Pete helps JOY with podcast coordination and is a podcaster for the "Driving You Mad Driving You Crazy" Friday Drive show, a daytime MMUMM presenter on JOY and also a JOY Board member.


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