by Sam everingham
Posted on 2018-10-21 at 12:16:45
With multiple clotting disorders, Kate had known she couldn’t carry a pregnancy since the age of 16 years, given the risks to her and the unborn baby. Her eldest sister in the ACT, out of the blue offered to be their surrogate. Commencing a cycle they created 6 frozen day 3 embryos. After 6 months they thawed and none survived. A second cycle created more Day 5 blastocysts and a fresh transfer this time led to the birth of daughter Ruby.
While Hong Kong, Bangkok and Sydney are popular destinations for Family Building and for a good quality IVF, increasing numbers need a surrogate and such services are harder to access. Yet a global audit of surrogacy agencies in 2018 showed China to be in the top three user nations of cross-border surrogacy globally. In the […]
Surrogacy can fall into the categories of altruistic or commercial. Altruistic surrogacy means that the surrogate derives no financial benefit from being a surrogate with the exception of having her reasonable expenses of the surrogacy paid. Commercial surrogacy is the opposite, being an arrangement whereby the surrogate obtains a financial benefit beyond her expenses for […]
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 […]