by Sam everingham
Posted on 2016-06-21 at 00:32:37
Attorney Will Halm has more than 30 years of legal experience and specializes in assisted reproduction and family formation law. He has helped hundreds of intended parents, surrogates, and egg donors with contracts and parental rights judgments, and has handled numerous cutting-edge cases. Will and his life partner, Marcellin Simard were the first same-gender couple in a gestational surrogacy case to ever receive a judgement ordering both their names placed on the birth certificate as parents. Will himself has since helped many intended parents obtain pre-birth parental rights judgments (both paternity and maternity judgments), which allows both members of the couple to have their names placed directly on their child’s birth certificate. Will, his partner and three children through surrogacy– Malina, Luc, and Harley – have been featured in a variety of print and broadcast media, including: 20/20, ABC Evening News, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Advocate.
On 19/20 June 2021, , Growing Families are hosting their first face-to-face conference in two years – Australia’s 10th Surrogacy & Donor Conference. Spurred on by Australia’s record low covid rates, the donor and surrogacy community’s need for connection, discounted domestic air travel and the desire to leave home, if only for a weekend, Growing […]
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. […]
When James and Sara first decided on surrogacy as a mode to pursue their parenthood dreams, their minds were full of doubts and questions. They checked everything – online reviews and experiences of intended parents who had taken similar journeys But they were keen to understand whether there was a ‘ best surrogacy agency in […]