British mum becomes surrogate for son’s baby

Michael Cook | 07 March 2015 | Comments
tags: IVF, new frontiers, surrogacy
This week’s story from Britain wins the New Frontiers Award in Assisted Reproductive Technology hands down.

Thailand outlaws foreign surrogacy

Xavier Symons | 28 February 2015 | Comments
tags: surrogacy, surrogacy law, Thailand
Thailand has passed a law to outlaw the use of Thai surrogates by foreign couples.

Professionalise surrogacy, say New Zealand academics

Michael Cook | 21 February 2015 | Comments
tags: surrogacy
Two New Zealand academics have proposed that surrogacy become a profession like nursing or teaching which is fully integrated into the health system.

UK gay couple acquires 3 kids from 3 surrogates simultaneously

Michael Cook | 22 November 2014 | Comments
tags: surrogacy, UK
"When we announced we're actually having three babies of our own our families were stunned but overjoyed"

Surrogacy and citizenship

Xavier Symons | 02 November 2014 | Comments
tags: surrogacy, USA
Can American surrogate mothers ‘sell’ citizenship to parents from foreign countries?

Swedish feminists condemn surrogacy

Michael Cook | 18 October 2014 | Comments
tags: surrogacy, Sweden
Swedish feminists have issued a policy paper condemning commercial surrogacy and calling for a government ban.

Mexico, the new surrogacy hotspot

Michael Cook | 28 September 2014 | Comments
tags: Mexico, same-sex adoption, same-sex parenting, surrogacy
With India and Thailand, the destination of choice for people seeking surrogate mothers, closing their doors to foreigners, where has the market gone?

Interview: the global trade in reproduction

Carmel Shalev | 20 September 2014 | Comments
tags: commercialization, interviews, surrogacy
An Israeli bioethicist is organising a conference on the rapidly growing market in surrogate mothers and babies.

More surrogacy abandonment stories emerge

Michael Cook | 30 August 2014 | Comments
tags: surrogacy
Aussies are not the only “heartless bastards” in the world of surrogacy.

What’s the real issue with commercial surrogacy?

Xavier Symons | 30 August 2014 | Comments
tags: surrogacy, surrogacy law, Thailand
In the wake of the recent Thai surrogacy scandals, commentators are debating how the practice of surrogacy should be reformed.

Australia could recognise multiple parents

Michael Cook | 16 August 2014 | Comments
tags: artificial reproduction, Australia, commercial surrogacy, surrogacy
Australian law could be revised to allow more than one parent, if recommendations in a major report are accepted by the government.

Thailand moves to ban surrogacy

Michael Cook | 16 August 2014 | Comments
tags: commercial surrogacy, surrogacy, Thailand
The new Thai military government is moving swiftly to crush the lucrative surrogacy industry.

The world of Chinese surrogacy

Michael Cook | 09 August 2014 | Comments
tags: China, surrogacy
This New York Times video sketches the burgeoning Chinese surrogacy industry.

New Thai laws leave hundreds of babies in limbo

Xavier Symons | 08 August 2014 | Comments
tags: surrogacy, surrogacy law, Thailand
New surrogacy regulations introduced by the Thai junta government have placed hundreds of surrogate newborns and fetuses in a legal limbo.

Thailand cracks down on surrogacy

Michael Cook | 01 August 2014 | Comments
tags: surrogacy, Thailand
An Australian couple who commissioned a surrogate mother in rural Thailand abandoned a Down syndrome twin and left him with his impoverished mother.

Court orders France to recognise surrogacy children

Michael Cook | 05 July 2014 | Comments
tags: ECHR, France, gay parenting, surrogacy
Surrogacy may be banned in France, but it must recognise children born to surrogate parents abroad, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

The curious world of surrogacy #1: ‘I want to keep my baby’

Xavier Symons | 29 May 2014 | Comments
tags: identity, legal responsibility, surrogacy
A surrogate mother in the UK has received international media attention after she decided mid-pregnancy that she wants to ‘keep her baby’.

The curious world of surrogacy #2: ‘I won’t stop until my womb falls out’

Xavier Symons | 29 May 2014 | Comments
tags: addiction, identity, surrogacy
A Surrogate mother in UK says she is ‘addicted’ to pregnancy, after giving birth to three surrogate children in two years.

Couples fall victim to surrogate fraud

Michael Cook | 16 May 2014 | Comments
tags: commercialization, fraud, surrogacy
Increasingly surrogacy services offer rich pickings for con artists.

Deputy blasts Russia’s commercial surrogacy industry

Michael Cook | 27 April 2014 | Comments
tags: Russia, surrogacy
A member of the Russian Duma (parliament) has called for commercial surrogacy to be banned.

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