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.

Australian judge warns of psychological effects of commercial surrogacy on children

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

The industrial revolution in surrogacy

Xavier Symons | 09 March 2014 | Comments
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 | Comments
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 | 15 December 2013 | Comments
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 | Comments
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 | Comments
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 | Comments
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 | Comments
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 | Comments
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 | Comments
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 | Comments
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 | Comments
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 | Comments
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 | Comments
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 | Comments
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.

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