Why Surrogacy Forums?
In our endeavour to provide guidance, advice and representation to couples considering or currently going through surrogacy, we’ve come to realise that we’re often asked for our opinion on the same issues time and time again. When many of those issues can be handled relatively simple, we’ve created a ‘frequently asked question’ – which you should be able to find from the menu bar. Frequently asked questions (or FAQs) are a great way for you to find out information and for us to communicate that information, however when the issues are a little more complex requiring further input or opinion, we’ve not been able to offer any other options – not until now.
We’ve started a new page focused on developing a Surrogacy Forum to help the many people who come to us for assistance to share some of their experiences and opinions. This project is still in its infancy but we’re hopefully that many of you will find it interesting and hopefully helpful too. We’ll be moderating the forums to ensure that the topics are relevant and that the responses are appropriate.
If you have a question, chances are other people will be asking the same or similar question and would be interested in discussing the answer or sharing an experience. The forums will provide that opportunity – but it requires your input. Ask the question or raise and issue.
My Personal Invitation
Choosing to have a child through surrogacy or agreeing to be a surrogate mother is an important life choice that shouldn't be taken lightly. As the father of two boys, I personally know the joys (and challenges) of being a parent. I also understand why you're going through what you're going through to become a parent yourself. That's the human condition.
By the time you're reading this article, you've probably spent a small fortune on medical expenses and taken a ride on an emotional roller coaster which I'm sure has had a physical and psychological toll on you and your family. But if you're here, then you've come to the right place and you're heading in the right direction.
My team of lawyers and I have been helping intended parents and surrogate mothers (and their partners) understand their rights and obligations arising from surrogacy, as well as the legal process necessary to ensure a successful outcome, even before the Surrogacy Act was introduced. During this time, we've noticed that there's a general lack of reliable information regarding surrogacy in the public space (including the internet) and that's why we're proud to have developed this website. We developed this website to help you in your research, to understand your legal rights and obligations, and to guide you each step of the way in terms of the legal and social issues that you'll face.
Allow us to have privilege of advising you and representing you throughout the surrogacy process and share the joy of your new family.
This website is maintained by Phang Legal, a boutique legal practice in Parramatta that provides legal advice and representation in surrogacy and family law related matters for intended parents and surrogate/birth parents across New South Wales.
Ern Phang is the solicitor director of Phang Legal. Ern regularly writes about his experiences in helping clients with understanding their legal rights and obligations in surrogacy matters.
All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.