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Domestic surrogacy explained

Have you been wondering what the process is for surrogacy in Australia?  This short video with ANZICA counsellor Katrina and repeat altruistic surrogate Rachel really helps explain the process for altruistic surrogacy in Australia.https://au.tv.yahoo.com/the-daily-edition/video/watch/35694649/non-compensation-surrogacy-explained/#page1

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Lesbian couples and family creation

As a psychologist I frequently get asked if my job is hard or sad, and yes, sometimes it is, but one of the real highlights of my work is the donor conception counselling I do with lesbian couples planning to use altruistically donated semen.  In the past few weeks I have met some really lovely… Continue reading Lesbian couples and family creation

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LGBTI parenting

I had such a great evening tonight presenting alongside Dr Andrew Davidson (from Rainbow Fertility) and Stephen Page (from Harrington Family Lawyers) on some of the issues to be considered for LGBTI people embarking o family creation.  So lovely meeting so many wonderful people looking at becoming parents. Just reminds me again how discriminatory our… Continue reading LGBTI parenting

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Rainbow family creation

The longer I work in the world of donor conception and surrogacy, the more and more versions of family I get to see. A favourite part of my job is meeting people who would have never been able to have children and build their family, without the help of third party reproduction.  I love that in… Continue reading Rainbow family creation

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What rights do non-biological partners and donors have?

I just found this brief but well written article which examine the rights of non biological partners and donors in the world of third party reproduction.  It highlights some of the difficulties faced in more "complex" family structures such as when same sex-couples have a child with the help of a donor or friend, or two… Continue reading What rights do non-biological partners and donors have?

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Kiwi couple with “triplings” by surrogates, stuck in Mexico

This story is a very real version of how things can go wrong.  The couple have concurrently had 3 babies to 2 surrogates and are now stuck in Mexico, unable to get home  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/03/27/plea-help-kiwi-gay-couples-triplings-come-home