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Who are the surrogacy IPs?

Surrogacy is no-one's first choice to having a family. It can be a tough long road, and also often really expensive.  This young couple have an all-too-familiar story of why they are seeking a surrogate - I wish them all the luck in the world to find a woman who can help them! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3805927/Uterine-cancer-victim-searches-surrogate-mother.html

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Hidden costs of cross-border surrogacy

For any family contemplating surrogacy, either at home or overseas, it is critical that due consideration be given to medical costs associated with the pregnancy, and postpartum care of the infant (particularly if there is premature delivery or postpartum complications).  This complexity of this issue in the USA left my head spinning during my recent… Continue reading Hidden costs of cross-border surrogacy

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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… Continue reading The risk of looking for loopholes in surrogacy legislation

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Wonderful story of altruistic domestic surrogacy

I just love this gorgeous story of surrogacy done well.  Congratulations to everyone involved!  Read the story online at Daily Life http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/parenting-and-families/love-child-a-surrogates-story-20160621-gpnzca.html

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Movement towards Cambodian surrogacy law?

After almost 2 years of surrogacy services being offered in a murky legal environment, it looks like the Cambodian Government might be making a move towards establishing a clearer legislative framework for the practice in that country.  Reports in the Cambodian local media today indicate that legislation may soon be drafted which would consider surrogacy… Continue reading Movement towards Cambodian surrogacy law?

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Report available on the WCMT website

So, the tasks of my Fellowship are officially complete, but hopefully the journey is just beginning.  In case anyone is eager to read the report of my recent journey, it is now available online at the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website as a PDF.  https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellows/detail/4007/Narelle+Dickinson

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A good news domestic surrogacy story :)

I am so pleased to be able to post a good news story about surrogacy that has made it to the media.  This is a great story about family coming together to help complete a couple's dream of becoming parents http://www.liverpoolchampion.com.au/story/3898017/it-was-an-absolute-honour/

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The Report is out: Inquiry into the regulatory and legislative aspects of international and domestic surrogacy arrangements

The report of the Inquiry into the regulatory and legislative aspects of international and domestic surrogacy arrangements has been published and is available in full at http://www.aph.gov.au or I have uploaded it here:  FullReport The Inquiry has made 10 recommendations, summarised below: Recommendation 1:     The Committee recommends that the practice of commercial surrogacy remain… Continue reading The Report is out: Inquiry into the regulatory and legislative aspects of international and domestic surrogacy arrangements

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Surrogacy arrangement turns sour in QLD

As is often the case with media reports, it's a little tricky to know exactly what has happened here, but this appears to be a really sad situation where a surrogacy arrangement hasn't gone too smoothly here in Queensland, and the IPs and the surrogate have come out feeling damaged by the process. The story is… Continue reading Surrogacy arrangement turns sour in QLD

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The Baby Gammy story continues

2 years after cross border surrogacy hit the spotlight with the story of Baby Gammy, there has been a development to the case in the Australian Family Court.  The case received a great deal of attention after it was suggested that the IPs abandoned Gammy in Thailand to their Thai surrogate, and returned to Australia with… Continue reading The Baby Gammy story continues