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Surrogacy Lawyers! What are they good for?

By |2020-08-08T10:30:21+11:00June 13th, 2020|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, relationships, surrogacy laws, surrogate, written agreements|

Surrogacy Lawyers - huh, what are they good for? If you answered 'absolutely nothing!' well... fair enough. But bear with me! Read on and hopefully you'll learn more about what surrogacy lawyers are good for, and how you can have [...]

Expectations for Donor Agreements

By |2020-08-13T14:56:48+11:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Australia, blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, lgbtiq+, sperm donor, written agreements|

Expectations for Donor Agreements When entering a donor agreement, it is important for the parties to talk about their intentions and expectations, before attempting to become pregnant. Whether the donor is a friend, family member or someone you have met [...]

Co-Parenting Arrangements

By |2020-04-17T00:29:35+11:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: blog, co-parenting, donor agreement, egg donation, fatherhood, lgbtiq+, motherhood, parenthood, sperm donor, written agreements|

There are many ways to grow a family, and co-parenting is one creative option. There are as many different ways to co-parent as there are families choosing this model of parenting. A co-parenting arrangement might involve two singles, or one [...]

Egg Donor Agreements

By |2020-05-08T23:36:56+11:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, ivf, written agreements|

Egg Donor Agreement Are you considering growing your family with the help of an egg donor and thinking of having an agreement between you? Many families grow with the help of an egg donor, whether it's a clinic-recruited or overseas [...]

Why Aren’t Surrogacy Agreements Enforceable?

By |2019-07-02T10:06:08+11:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, surrogacy laws, surrogacy process, written agreements|

Somewhere in the Top 10 Questions about Surrogacy is: Why aren’t surrogacy agreements enforceable? The answer is both simple and complex, and comes back to two primary concepts. Firstly, the rights and best interests of the child are paramount. You [...]

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 [...]

Why Surrogacy Agreements are not like Contracts, and How to Write Your Own

By |2020-06-13T15:13:55+11:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: altruistic surrogacy, Australia, blog, surrogacy, surrogacy process, written agreements|

Why are surrogacy agreements not like contracts? How can we write our own? A surrogacy agreement is not the same as a commercial contract. The elements of a basic contract include (1) an offer, (2) acceptance, (3) consideration (usually money) and (4) [...]

Conception, Consent and Death

By |2019-10-11T00:49:20+11:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Australia, blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, infertility, ivf, sperm donor, surrogacy, surrogacy laws, written agreements|

Conception, Consent and Death I've been thinking a lot about death lately. A few things have led to this - watching Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds on the ABC, and donating my eggs again. Life, death, and taxes [...]

Sperm Donor or Dad – the case of Masson and Parsons

By |2020-05-31T11:47:19+11:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, lgbtiq+, sperm donor, surrogacy laws, written agreements|

Sperm Donor or Dad? If you are a single woman or in a same sex couple considering growing your family through sperm donation, you may have followed the case of Masson & Parsons and Anors with interest. The family law [...]

Joe Donor and the Consequences of Online Conception

By |2020-05-08T23:47:19+11:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: blog, donor agreement, donor conception, egg donation, infertility, ivf, lgbtiq+, sperm donor, surrogacy laws, Victoria, written agreements|

Sperm donation options in Australia vary from friends and family, to online connections or clinic-recruited donors. If you watched  60 Minutes last year, you'd know all about Joe Donor - the American man who claims to have donated sperm to over [...]