Patrick Killalea

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-02-18 at 22:46:49

Patrick is 32 and his partner James is 28. Their journey to parenthood commenced in 2017 and they matched and started trying to conceive with an independently sourced surrogate in early 2018. Their extra-ordinary journey was an anxiety and dread-ridden process, involving dishonesty, break-downs in communication, child maintenance claims and extortion from not one but two consecutive UK surrogates. Their son was born in July 2019, but seven months of harrowing court hearings  followed, as they spent tens of thousands  in legal fees fighting for custody. Patrick will share their learnings from the process and discuss what needs to change in UK surrogacy law to prevent such nightmares for future parents.






This guest blog is from Australian mum Jessie Schuhart McRae who will speak at the 4 July Domestic Surrogacy Webinar Infertility isn’t something you ever think about growing up.  You fall in love, get married and say one day when we are ready we will start our family.  For us we did a lot of […]

Surrogacy Guides

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 […]

Ukraine airspace has opened and airlines such as Lufthansa & Ukraine International Airlines are operating limited flights from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and London If you need a visa to enter, Ukraine E-Visa applications are closed. Instead, apply for a visa to your nearest Ukraine embassy via post Flight Bookings Qatar is flying into European hubs from […]