by Sam everingham
Posted on 2017-08-26 at 23:18:34
Janet & Lee Giddings have pursued their dream of parenthood since 2012, attempting surrogacy in not only Australia but three other nations. In October 2014 they applied for a visa for surrogacy in India and Lotus Surrogacy assisted them in selecting an Indian egg donor in Mumbai. When India closed, they refocused efforts on Nepal and then ultimately in Ukraine. With the help of Lotus their son Lewis was finally born in Kiev in May 2017.
Three Australian jurisdictions – NSW, ACT & Queensland – have laws criminalising overseas surrogacy. However like the long outdated provisions criminalising abortion in NSW, these are laws which have never been prosecuted. In fact even when the rare case has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions, they have declined to take action. There […]
There are thousands with health or fertility issues or a lack of the necessary anatomy that might once have prevented them raising a genetically connected child. Not anymore. When Film-maker and activist Lance Black and Tom Daley announced they were going to be dads via surrogacy in the UK press, there had been mixed reactions. […]
Many intended parents need to travel abroad in the coming weeks and months for the birth of their child(ren) via cross-border surrogacy. Chinese healthcare authorities now have the best understanding of Co-Vid-19, how it spreads and how to prevent this. Note that animals cannot spread the virus. If you are travelling to a high risk […]