2016 Reflections

A couple of days ago, a colleague asked what 2017 would hold for me, and I admitted I didn’t yet know.  Only 12 months ago I was still in the final crazy preparations for my Churchill Fellowship (at this stage I was in the countdown – 12 days until departure).  For most of this year,Continue reading “2016 Reflections”

Nepal surrogacy standoff resolved but bigger issues remain

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 toContinue reading “Nepal surrogacy standoff resolved but bigger issues remain”

Is it getting more risky to pursue surrogacy overseas?

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 ifContinue reading “Is it getting more risky to pursue surrogacy overseas?”