by Sam everingham
Posted on 2018-12-10 at 03:15:56
Isabella Calero, 22, is the first legal surrogate child born in NSW to Claudia & Carlos. After Claudia’s long battle with endometriosis, a hysterectomy & the yearning for starting a family, Claudia & Carlos were approached by Claudia’s sister Jorgie who offered to carry their child. Jorgie is Isabella’s biological mother & Carlos, her biological father – however, Isabella remains adamant that her mother is Claudia.
Planned single parenting used to be a trend only seen amongst single women using donor sperm. But in recent years, with the increasing popularity of surrogacy in Australia and abroad, more and more gay males are opting to bring up children on their own. Surrogacy programs in countries without any surrogacy law have emerged recently […]
Surrogacy is regulated in most Australian states & territories. This means there is no uniform law nationally. Currently, there are no surrogacy laws in the northern territory, Victoria and South Australia have progressed significant reforms recently. Commercial surrogacy is illegal in Australia Only Altruistic surrogacy is permitted and the intended parents have to cover all […]
In my capacity as an expert on cross-border surrogacy globally, I was invited to an International Forum In Cambridge, UK on 29-30 June this year. Experts were weighted towards lawyers and non-profits from the UK, US & Australia, with reasonable representation from Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, South Africa & New Zealand and much smaller representation of […]