Diane Hinson

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2017-12-11 at 01:16:36

Diane is an elected Fellow of the American Association of Assisted Reproductive Attorneys. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Reproduction Law Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology. Diane is a professional member of RESOLVE (that provides education, advocacy and support to men and women facing infertility issues). Diane has written about surrogacy in the metropolitan DC area as well as nationwide. Creative Family Connections prepared the first-ever interactive map of surrogacy law by state as it is practiced across America.A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a member of the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland Bars, Diane was the first woman to serve as General Counsel of the FCC, and was the first woman to be referred to as “Ms.” by the New York Times!


I have been working in this field for over a decade and the intended parents who come most unstuck in creating family are those who try to rely solely on social media tips as their manual for family building. While the casual advice from past parents is well-meaning, every journey is different and this is […]

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 However like the long outdated provisions criminalising abortion in NSW, these are laws which have never been prosecuted.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 […]

For those intended parents undertaking international surrogacy in Georgia or Ukraine, it is important to be aware that your baby or babies will be born stateless and that you will need to apply for Australian citizenship by descent before you can come back home. In order to prove a biological relationship, The Department of Home Affairs will […]