by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2020-01-24 at 04:59:07
Andrew and his partner are a same-sex couple form Victoria who welcomed their son via surrogacy in November 2019. They started planning their journey over three years prior and they met their surrogate who lives in Western Australia in late 2016. They experienced many ups and downs including some setbacks due to the logistics of an interstate arrangement and the bureaucracy of Victorian laws. Andrew will shed some light on domestic surrogacy arrangements including meeting a surrogate and navigating intricate state-specific laws and how they can impact on an interstate arrangement.
Gay dad Rodney Cruise is something of an expert on setting expectations in Co-parenting arrangements. Over the last 14 years Rodney and his Taiwanese partner Jeff have between them fathered a child via surrogacy, four via co-parenting with two lesbian couples and five further children via ‘identity-release’ sperm donation. For many busy professionals, co-parenting seems […]
Nearly one in five Australian couples venturing abroad choose Canada as their special place to create family (one in three if you only consider gay couples). Eleven couples I know are expecting babies via Canadian surrogacy over the coming five months. They are not alone. Intended parents from dozens of countries, including France, the UK, […]
For the GLBTI community interested in family building, there is the choice of trying to make things work domestically or looking offshore. The easiest way to decide on a pathway is to meet face-to-face with both professionals and recent parents. In response, Growing Families is returning to its face-to-face seminar format in London and Dublin […]