fertility, surrogacy

The risk of looking for loopholes in surrogacy legislation

Surrogacy in Canada has become an enormous industry in the past couple of years, and like Australia, only altruistic surrogacy is permitted.  Unlike Australia however, there is quite generous “compensation” for surrogates, which exceeds the basic costs of undertaking the pregnancy.  This article in the Toronto Star provides a quite in-depth examination of the pitfalls of this legislation, for the intention parents and surrogates who are involved, as well as the surrogacy agencies that provide support to them.  The report outlines the downside of a system which seems to encourage people to hunt for legislative loopholes, particularly IPs travelling to Canada from overseas. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/09/18/canadas-vague-surrogacy-laws-may-be-doing-more-harm-than-good.html

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