by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2020-10-30 at 03:21:43
Julian and his French wife Sophie live in Brisbane and engaged in surrogacy in Ukraine in 2019. Their daughter was born in Kiev in late May 2020 amidst the Covid-19 lockdown. With no air access to Ukraine, Sophie dashed to her home city of Paris to be closer to the her surrogate. As France refused to help her with travel permission to enter Ukraine, her husband Julian instead gained permission to enter Ukraine via Belarus. At the last minute Sophie was smugggled into the country, just in time for the birth. Their story captured the attention of media in both France and Australia. Julian will discuss the experience of travel during Covid lockdown and the current state of surrogacy in Ukraine.
The Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it will be possible to provide permission for foreign citizens to enter Georgia during travel ban provided that their embassy contacts MFA Georgia with the following information: Intended Parents full name, Passport Number and copies of their passports. Name and registration number of the IVF clinic (for New Life […]
Australia’s eighth annual surrogacy & donor conference for intended parents for the first time had a whole day devoted to domestic surrogacy. A record crowd of 180 intended parents attended from around the country, to network, and hear from experts, panels of surrogates, parents, egg donors, and donor-conceived children. The success of the event would […]
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 […]