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Update on Surrogacy in Cambodia

We have been patiently waiting to learn the outcome of the legal trial of Tammy Davis-Charles, the Australian nurse who was working in Cambodia arranging surrogacy pregnancies for Australians and other foreign nationals, prior to the Cambodian Government crackdown on the practice late last year.  Well, the sentences came down a couple of days ago, and the news is not good for Tammy and her colleagues – each have been fined and sentenced to 18 months in prison.

What will also be interesting in the months to come is the impact of this finding for families considering surrogacy in countries newly emerging into the Asian surrogacy industry such as Vietnam and Laos.  Surely, this should be a final nail in the coffin of “cheap” illegal surrogacy?  You can read the complete story in this article from the Cambodia Daily newspaper https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/tammy-davis-charles-2-others-handed-18-months-prison-surrogacy-133207/Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 9.54.44 am

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