by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2019-10-05 at 04:36:36
UK dad Dr Adam Stearns & his wife Fionnuala went down the surrogacy route after two pregnancy losses at 22-weeks (and further earlier miscarriages) due to a uterine abnormality and failed corrective surgery. They first engaged with a Greek IVF clinic in September 2017, and the first embryo transfer took place in May 2018 after a couple of rounds of IVF, and a court case in Greece authorising the surrogacy and assigning parental responsibility. The second embryo transfer (October 2018) was successful with a singleton pregnancy and their amazing son was born in June 2019.
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 […]
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