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Preparing for the Parentage Order

By |2020-05-27T16:59:13+11:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: blog, DIY Parentage Order, Parentage Order, surrogacy, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process|

If you're expecting a baby through an Australian surrogacy arrangement, you'll be keen to make sure you have done everything to prepare for the Parentage Order application after the birth. Firstly, if you are not sure what I'm talking about, [...]

DIY Parentage Order: You Can Do It!

By |2020-08-08T16:15:30+11:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Australia, blog, DIY Parentage Order, law reform, Parentage Order, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process|

DIY Parentage Order - You Can Do It! Do you want to do your surrogacy Parentage Order yourself? By the time you have your baby in your arms, you’ve spent considerable money on IVF, legal expenses, counselling and pregnancy and [...]

Surrogacy Counselling

By |2020-08-08T10:34:55+11:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: birth and beyond, blog, counselling, Parentage Order, surrogacy, surrogacy process|

Surrogacy Counselling - what should we expect? If you are new to surrogacy, you can read about how to find a surrogate, or how to become a surrogate yourself. You can also download the free Surrogacy Handbook which explains the [...]

Registering the Birth

By |2020-07-31T19:16:17+11:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: birth and beyond, birth registration, blog, Medicare and Centrelink, Parentage Order, surrogacy, surrogacy process|

Registering the Birth of a Surrogacy Baby Congratulations! The baby has arrived! After the birth, registering the birth  is the responsibility of the birth parents. As the birth parents, the surrogate and her partner must be listed as the baby’s [...]

Surrogacy, Medicare and Centrelink

By |2020-07-31T19:15:35+11:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Australia, blog, Medicare and Centrelink, Parentage Order, surrogacy|

Surrogacy, Medicare and Centrelink Big questions for birth parents and intended parents - who is eligible for Centrelink's Paid Parental Leave, and will the parents be able to access Medicare benefits for the baby? As with all things bureaucratic, there [...]

Will the Surrogate Keep the Baby?

By |2020-07-31T17:55:16+11:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, Parentage Order|

If you are new to surrogacy in Australia, this post will get you started. Sarah has written a comprehensive surrogacy guide, More Than Just a Baby: A Guide to Surrogacy for Intended Parents and Surrogates, which you can purchase in [...]

Surrogacy Pregnancy and Birth Planning Package

By |2019-10-12T10:15:52+11:00August 17th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog, Parentage Order, pregnancy, surrogacy process|

Surrogacy Pregnancy and Birth Package If you and your team are planning a surrogacy birth, you will be keen to make sure your healthcare provider is sensitive and responsive to the dynamics and needs of your team. Whilst most hospitals [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

By |2020-08-08T22:35:31+11:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, costs of surrogacy, find a surrogate, ivf, Parentage Order, surrogacy process, traditional surrogacy|

Wondering if surrogacy is legal in Australia? Thinking about pursuing surrogacy to grow your family? Thinking about being a surrogate to help someone grow theirs? Here's some answers to questions you might have. If you are new to surrogacy, you [...]

Commercial Surrogacy and Parentage Orders

By |2019-12-02T05:52:34+11:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: America, blog, commercial surrogacy, NSW, overseas, Parentage Order, Queensland, surrogacy laws|

People entering into commercial surrogacy overseas are often anxious to know about returning home to Australia with their baby, any consequences, and whether they need to get court orders when they return to Australia. Parentage Orders are made to transfer [...]

Applying for a Parentage Order

By |2020-05-27T16:58:53+11:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, interstate surrogacy, Parentage Order, parenthood, surrogacy, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process, surrogate, written agreements|

After a baby is born through an Australian surrogacy arrangement, a Parentage Order is required to transfer parentage from the surrogate and her partner to the intended parents. If you are nearing the end of the surrogacy pregnancy, you will [...]

Parenting Orders and Parentage Orders

By |2019-06-11T04:55:41+11:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, America, Australia, blog, Canada, overseas, Parentage Order, surrogacy laws, Ukraine|

Parentage Orders are made to transfer parentage from a surrogate and her partner, to the intended parents. These are made in State Courts. These Orders provide for the Birth Certificate to be changed, removing the surrogate and her partner, and [...]

Hospital Management of a Surrogacy Pregnancy and Birth

By |2020-02-18T12:21:51+11:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, blog, induced lactation, Parentage Order, pregnancy, surrogacy, surrogacy laws|

There are such a low number of surrogacy births in Australia each year (somewhere between 60 and 80 in total), that it is no surprise that many hospitals will only rarely come across a surrogacy birth. Some hospital surrogacy policies [...]

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 50: Milestones & Rituals with Katrina Hale

By |2020-01-01T08:39:54+11:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, birth and beyond, counselling, motherhood, Parentage Order, parenthood, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogate|

This is episode 50 of the Surrogacy Podcast, another Khale series episode with Katrina Hale, and it makes sense that with celebrating episode 50 we discussed milestones and rituals in surrogacy. You might think a baby shower or birthday is [...]

The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 78: Anne

By |2020-05-18T10:34:44+11:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: intended parent, motherhood, Parentage Order, surrogacy, surrogacy laws, Surrogacy Podcast, surrogacy process|

The Australian Surrogacy Podcast Episode 78: Anne. Anne (not her real name) became a mother through an unconventional arrangement with her neighbours. It was similar to surrogacy - and similar to adoption. The team didn't know anything about surrogacy laws [...]