Surrogacy in Australia

Anonymous

Surrogacy in Australia

Hi sisters,

Due to complications in my last pregnancy I ended up having to have a hysterectomy, with that baby being 3 and of to kinder very soon I've been getting this feeling this empty feeling.
I still have my ovaries so I know I can get my eggs harvested * I'm still young enough

My questions are is it legal for surrogacy in australia? where would I start to look? Approximately how much would it be? And how do I bring this subject up with my husband?

Posted in:  Relationships & Marriage, Loss & Grief, Pregnancy, Baby & Toddler

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Anonymous

It’s not legal to pay a surrogate in Australia. You can only pay for medical treatment. There are very strict laws that don’t always go in your favour.
You really need to see a lawyer with expertise in surrogacy. It’s quite complex and in some cases surrogates have kept the baby and there wasn’t anything that could be done about it.
It’s quite difficult to find surrogates in Australia because you are asking someone to put themselves through a lot for nothing in return other than doing something nice. That’s why a lot of people end up leaving the country but still not without risk.
Before going ahead I’d be getting very thorough legal advice and counselling.

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Anonymous

I think you’ll find this link is a good starting point. You need to go in with your eyes wide open.

https://sarahjefford.com/surrogacy-laws-in-australia/

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Anonymous

Hello, there's a surrogacy handbook at www.sarahjefford.com, and a surrogacy podcast there too or on Apple. There are no cases of the surrogate keeping the baby in Australia. Surrogacy is legal here. I was a surrogate a few years ago.

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