by Sam everingham
Posted on 2017-06-20 at 04:50:14
Attorney Lesa Slaughter knows well the emotional anxiety, legal and financial concerns that can accompany having children using ART. After two surrogates, almost two years and several failed transfers, Lesa and her husband began their family in early 2010 by welcoming twins Brock and Eva, through gestational surrogacy. Lesa decided to combine her personal experience and her legal skills to help clients create families through gestational surrogacy, egg donation and embryo donation in a supportive environment. Her practice in California has assistd many couples from around the world with the legal processes required for surrogacy.
There are thousands with health or fertility issues or a lack of the necessary anatomy that might once have prevented them raising a genetically connected child. Not anymore. When Film-maker and activist Lance Black and Tom Daley announced they were going to be dads via surrogacy in the UK press, there had been mixed reactions. […]
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 However like the long outdated provisions criminalising abortion in NSW, these are laws which have never been prosecuted.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 […]
The global landscape is always changing. Below are some recent developments you should be aware of. * In Australia and New Zealand, there are important changes to RTAC guidelines around embryo shipping. We are holding a session on this at the Conference. * On 12 May, the Northern Territory became Australia’s last jurisdiction to pass […]