Australian judge warns of psychological effects of commercial surrogacy on children

Xavier Symons | 27 March 2014 |
tags: Australia, identity, surrogacy
Australian judge warns of grave psychological effects of commercial surrogacy.

The industrial revolution in surrogacy

Xavier Symons | 08 March 2014 |
tags: baby factories, India, surrogacy
An innovative doctor wants to set up a baby factory in India.

The growing problem of surrogate children in a legal limbo

Xavier Symons | 01 March 2014 |
tags: surrogacy
About 1,000 children of surrogate mothers enter Britain each year and many of them lack a clear parental status

Campaign for ‘fertility equality’ begins in Israel

Xavier Symons | 14 December 2013 |
tags: Israel, surrogacy
On Wednesday Israeli Health minister Yael German announced her plans to liberalize her country’s fertility law. Amongst her sweeping reforms, German wants to allow same-sex couples to become parents with the help of an Israeli surrogate mother.

Saudi Arabian and Chinese couple search abroad for surrogate mothers

Michael Cook | 07 December 2013 |
tags: China, Saudi Arabia, surrogacy
Saudi couples who are unable to have children are employing surrogate mothers in Asia and Europe even though surrogacy has been condemned by the country's Islamic Jurisprudence Council.

Simultaneous surrogates: India’s new trend

Michael Cook | 02 November 2013 |
tags: India, surrogacy
The Indian surrogacy industry keeps tweaking its product line to keep up with the market. The latest trend to emerge in the media is twiblings – children born at the same time to two surrogate mothers.

FIGHTING EXPLOITATION 1: New industry guidelines for Indian surrogates

Michael Cook | 26 October 2013 |
tags: India, surrogacy
The newly formed Indian Society for Third-Party Assisted Reproduction is drafting moral and ethical guidelines for the surrogacy industry.

Chinese couples using American surrogates to get residency

Xavier Symons | 05 October 2013 |
tags: China, surrogacy
A new American import has become popular in mainland China - surrogate children born in the US. Wealthy Chinese couples are increasingly making use of US surrogate mothers, according to surrogacy agencies in both America and China.

More Australians making use of international surrogacy services

Xavier Symons | 21 September 2013 |
tags: Australia, surrogacy
The number of Australians using commercial surrogacy in India has grown dramatically over the past five years.

Single dad and surrogate mother: a growing combination in US

Michael Cook | 31 August 2013 |
tags: surrogacy, US
With legal surrogate mothers in short supply, gay and single men in the US are paying as much as US$175,000 for the privilege of raising their own child.

Wet nursing is a cow of a job, say bioethicists

Michael Cook | 17 August 2013 |
tags: commercialization, surrogacy, wet nursing
Now that gay marriage has become legal in France, there may be commercial opportunities for commercial wet nurses.

Survey of Indian surrogacy reveals shocking abuses

Michael Cook | 21 July 2013 |
tags: India, surrogacy
A survey of surrogate mothers and commissioning parents in India deepens suspicions that the US$2 billion industry is deeply exploitative.

Surrogacy children face more developmental difficulties

Michael Cook | 23 June 2013 |
tags: surrogacy
Surrogacy children showed higher levels of adjustment problems than children conceived by gamete donation at age 7

Convicted paedophile gets child from surrogate mother in India

Michael Cook | 15 June 2013 |
tags: India, Israel, surrogacy
A convicted Israeli paedophile adopted a 4-year-old girl from a surrogate mother in India, the Jewish Chronicle has reported.

Woman sentenced to 5 years jail for cruel surrogacy fraud

Xavier Symons | 18 May 2013 |
tags: fraud, surrogacy
A Californian women has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment after she misappropriated US$2.5 million from a surrogacy company. Tonya Ann Collins, 37, set up the company Surrogenesis in 2005, along with the escrow company Michael Charles Independent Financial Holding Group.

Thorny custody case could set precedent for disabled parents

Xavier Symons | 18 May 2013 |
tags: disability, surrogacy
A complex custody dispute has come before an Israeli court, raising questions about the limits of legal parenthood as well as the rights of parents with disabilities. A disabled woman is taking state social services to court after being denied custody of a child she had conceived by surrogacy.

Cracked Open, a journalist’s memoir of IVF

Michael Cook | 11 May 2013 |
tags: book reviews, IVF, surrogacy
Journalist Miriam Zoll has just released a personal account of her involuntary involvement with the reproductive technology industry, Cracked Open.

Are US media finally discovering the exploitation in India surrogacy?

Michael Cook | 13 April 2013 |
tags: India, Kazakhstan, surrogacy
CBS twigs to the dangers of surrogacy in India and commercial surrogacy spreads in Kazakhstan

Surrogate refuses $10,000 to abort child

Xavier Symons | 07 March 2013 |
tags: commercialization, surrogacy
A Connecticut couple offered their surrogate mother US$10,000 to abort their baby because it had major defects.

The ultimate surrogate adventure challenge: gestating a Neanderthal

Michael Cook | 27 January 2013 |
tags: cloning, species revival, surrogacy
It was the headline which flew ‘round the world: Harvard prof seeks mom for cloned Neanderthal.
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