by Sam everingham
Posted on 2019-04-17 at 04:20:47
Ethan was born in January 2007 in a small town in Ohio, USA to his parents Rodney and Jeff Chiang-Cruise. His surrogate who he refers to as Aunty Kelly gave birth to Ethan with both his dads and her husband present. Ethan returned to Australia 2 weeks later with his dads. He is a Eurasian child with family in Taiwan, Australia and now Ohio. He has grown up with an ongoing and close relationship with his surrogate (Kelly) and her family. He is currently in year 10 and has another boy with male same-sex parents (via surrogacy) in his class. He finds talking about his origin story boring to him – because it is just his life and has always been. His parents are happy that he is at that place.
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 […]
Many of us have benefited from egg donors to have a family – now its our turn to give back by becoming a sperm donor. Over the past couple of years, Australia has seen sperm donor waitlists escalate because of the pandemic. We’ve also seen increased demand for sperm, with increasing numbers of single women […]
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