Earlier this month, surrogacy was thrown into the national spotlight again after a surrogacy agreement in Queensland went sour. Surrogacy laws in each state and territory differ, and would-be parents,
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]