Surrogacy laws in each state and territory differ, and would-be parents, surrogates and other participants face an often complex labyrinth in their pursuit of clear answers about the legal framework
The Road Less Travelled As discussed in ‘Rainbow Families Part I’, access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) has made a world of difference to rainbow families, or LGBTI persons planning
A surrogate is a woman who carries a pregnancy for a person who cannot fall pregnant themselves due to medical reasons. A surrogate has no genetic link to the child.
A women who carries a pregnancy for another person is called the ‘Surrogate’. When the child is born, the surrogate is the legal parent until such time as a parentage
In June 2011, Justice Garry Watts of the Family Court in Sydney ordered that a Queensland couple were the parents of two boys born to a surrogate mother in Thailand.[i]