For numerous Australian families who have been unable to depart Nepal with their babies since new surrogacy laws were enforced there in August, this week has brought sighs of relief. On Wednesday, the news was announced the diplomatic negotiations have resolved the temporary situation and permission has been granted for these babies to leave, and travel to… Continue reading Nepal surrogacy standoff resolved but bigger issues remain
Congratulations to all of the Churchill Fellows of the past 50 years, I am so humbled to have joined your ranks. I feel like I am only just beginning to understand how incredible an opportunity it is that I am about to embark upon. I thought I would share this post from yesterday, from the… Continue reading A MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER ON OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY
The past couple of years have been incredibly torrid for Australian families who make the decision to travel overseas to find a surrogate. There were massive changes in circumstances for families entering Thailand for this purpose, then circumstances began to shift in India. Now at least a dozen families are waiting in Nepal to see if… Continue reading Is it getting more risky to pursue surrogacy overseas?
Should doctors help infertility patients who cross borders for care? It's a tricky question, and one that I have been asked more than a few times in the context of my project (in fact, I was asked this exact question during my Churchill Fellowship Interview!). Should we (being Doctors, counsellors, nurses, or even lawyers working… Continue reading Should doctors help infertility patients who cross borders for care?
Well, they have nothing in common really, but the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is hosting an event in November that gives you the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Trust, and the projects that have emerged as a result of its funding (it does much more than just fund my surrogacy project!)… Continue reading What do Winston Churchill and the Brisbane Powerhouse have in common?