by Sam everingham
Posted on 2016-03-21 at 23:16:42
Stephen Page is a dad through surrogacy. He has also had infertility. Admitted as a solicitor in 1987, Stephen is a principal of Page Provan, family and fertility lawyers, Brisbane and has been an accredited family law specialist since 1996. Since 1988 Stephen has advised in over 1750 surrogacy journeys for clients throughout Australia and at last count 32 countries overseas. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (including of its LGBT, Forced Marriage and Parentage Committees), a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, and is an international representative on the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Committee of the American Bar Association. Stephen is a board member of Access Australia’s Infertility Network Ltd and of the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand Ltd. Stephen lectures in Ethics and the Law in Reproductive Medicine at the University of New South Wales. In his spare time, he loves reading his husband Mitchell’s book about their family: Lizzie’s Day at the Zoo.
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