International surrogacy has been on the rise recently, and we have previously written on the subject. Recently, a spotlight has been cast on international surrogacy – and what it has revealed hasn’t been great.
The cases have involved the abandonment of children born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement. In one recent matter, it was alleged that the intended parents abandoned the child because they couldn’t afford twins.
Whether what the intended parents did was morally or ethically correct is a subject for another day – however what they have done has certainly affected others. In particular, Thailand is now pushing for regulation of surrogacy, and India is now reviewing its surrogacy laws in light of recent allegations.
Unfortunately these recent changes are just one more aspect of the risks that you would be expected to consider if you were interested in international surrogacy, particularly if the country that you were going to has little to no laws about surrogacy.
We have always advocated to our clients that they should consider entering into a surrogacy arrangement here, in New South Wales. After all, altruistic surrogacy, subject to certain conditions of course, is not illegal in New South Wales. There is a set process and procedure, and the end result is that the child born from the surrogacy arrangement is legally recognised as the child of the intended parents.
We believe that this gives no better peace of mind.
We can help you with that process, and we can secure that peace of mind for you. Give us a call at 02 9687 8885 for more information.