by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2019-12-04 at 04:11:51
Tamati Coffey and his partner Tim Smith had their baby Tūtānekai by gestational surrogate in July 2019. It was a long process that started many years earlier, but they were dissuaded by the cumbersome process. In Nov 2019, they completed the process by adopting their Son in line with the current legal framework. As a Member of Parliament, Tamati Coffey has lodged a members Bill to streamline the surrogacy process for couples in the future.
What is a surrogate? The word surrogate just means appointed to act in the place of. Surrogacy refers to an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant for the purpose of gestating and giving birth to a child for a couple or single person with the intention of giving that child to that person/people […]
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 […]
While Hong Kong, Bangkok and Sydney are popular destinations for good quality IVF, increasing numbers need a surrogate and such services are harder to access. Yet a global audit of surrogacy agencies in 2018 showed China to be in the top three user nations of cross-border surrogacy globally. In the Hong Kong context, while legislation […]