by Sam everingham
Posted on 2018-10-08 at 04:36:50
Frances and her partner are a Sydney couple who initially engaged in India for surrogacy, but lost their investment there when India closed. They instead located an Egg donor in LA, created embryos there and were getting ready to refinance their home to do US surrogacy. Then close friends from Victoria were visiting, and asked why they were refinancing. A few days later they called to offer to help via altruistic surrogacy. The embryo transfer took place in LA. Their second attempt led to their birth of twins!
Each October scores of attendees come together in six different Australian capital cities – singles, couples, gay and heterosexual, some in their twenties, some in their fifties. They share a common goal – to create family with the help of yet unknown angels – donors and surrogates. It is these more complex journeys to parenthood […]
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 However like the long outdated provisions criminalising abortion in NSW, these are laws which have never been prosecuted.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 […]
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 […]