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  • Getting Started With Your Parentage Order

    The purpose of an application for parentage order is to seek court orders to transfer parentage of the child from the surrogate (and surrogate’s partner) to the intended parents. Intended parents need to file their application for parentage order at court within the first month and the sixth month after your child is born. While […]

  • Parties to a Surrogacy Arrangement

    Who are the Affected Parties to a Surrogacy Arrangement There are a few steps that you need to take before commencing surrogacy, one of which is determining the relevant persons to your surrogacy arrangement. The Surrogacy Act 2010, which is the governing legislation in the state of New South Wales, defines these persons as an […]

  • Do I need one person or two?

    Surrogacy and Egg Donation Considering that surrogacy laws in NSW have only been in place since 2006, it’s not surprising that there’s still much more to be discovered and uncovered. There has not been sufficient time to develop volumes of case law and precedents to guide us through every aspect of surrogacy. One of these […]

  • The General Unenforceability of Surrogacy Arrangements

    Are Surrogacy Arrangements Necessary? The first legal aspect in any surrogacy process is the surrogacy arrangement. The surrogacy arrangement basically documents the understanding between the parties – that the Surrogate agrees to try to become pregnant and the child born from that pregnancy is then transferred to the Intended Parents. We’ve previously touched on the requirements […]

  • Altruistic Surrogacy – A Labour of Love

    The meaning of Altruistic Surrogacy “Altruistic”, stemming from the noun “altruism” is defined as “unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of other”. The definition of the term “altruism” or its adjective form “altruistic” is important in the context of surrogacy in Australia because it is the bedrock upon which our surrogacy laws are […]

  • Introducing Surrogacy Forums

    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’ […]