First ever surrogate child born in Vietnam

January 24, 2016 0 comments

family law

Vietnam’s first ever surrogate child has been born in capital Hanoi. The baby girl was born via Caesarean section, which was actually performed by the country’s Deputy Minister of Health Dr Nguyen Viet Tien. The child’s real mother Nguyen Thi Ha and her husband had been married for 18 years and wanted to have children….

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Blessing or sex crime: surrogacy in the news

January 9, 2016 4 comments

family life

Surrogacy has been praised as a blessing and condemned as a sex crime in different parts of the world this week. In Texas, a 54 year-old woman gave birth to her own granddaughter. Tracey Thompson had agreed to act as a surrogate for her adult daughter, Kelley McKissack, who had been struggling to have a…

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Mexican state bans surrogacy for gay couples

December 16, 2015 2 comments

Mexico, family law

The Mexican state of Tabasco has banned surrogacy for both gay and foreign couples. Lawmakers in the southern state’s Congress voted 21 to nine in favour of the restrictions earlier this week. Surrogacy is now only available for heterosexual Mexican couples. Additionally, the woman must be between 25 and 40 years old and be able…

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Surrogacy agreement is enforceable court rules

December 4, 2015 0 comments

United States, family law

A surrogacy agreement signed by a Pennsylvania woman is valid and enforceable, a US court has ruled. The couple located a surrogate mother and signed an agreement with her. The pregnancy would combine the husband’s sperm with a donated egg. They agreed to pay the surrogate was to be paid more than $100,000 for her…

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UK surrogates reject commercialisation

November 23, 2015 0 comments

family life

Most British surrogates would oppose any move to commercialise the practice. Advice group Surrogacy UK surveyed over 400 surrogates, intended parents and others interested in the surrogacy community. They found that an “overwhelming majority” of surrogacy agreements in the country involve women acting “on an altruistic basis”. Most surrogates receive less than £15,000 over the…

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India bans foreign surrogacy

November 6, 2015 1 comment

The Indian government has banned commercial surrogacy for couples from other countries. The Bombay High Court ordered a delay on the ban so that complications can be avoided in ongoing surrogacy agreements, but fertility clinics throughout the country have agreed not to take on any new foreign clients. India legalised commercial surrogacy back in 2002….

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Foreign parents face surrogacy uncertainty in Nepal

October 1, 2015 5 comments

Parents of Nepalese surrogate babies face uncertainty after recent developments left them in a legal no-man’s land. The Supreme Court of Nepal issued an interim order banning commercial surrogacy in August following a petition claiming that surrogacy exploited the bodies of poor women. This was followed by a government ban in September. However, the changes…

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Single surrogate fathers ‘cannot be recognised’

September 7, 2015 0 comments

family life

President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has ruled that the High Court cannot recognise surrogate children of single parents. In a recently published judgment, Sir James denied a parental order for the biological child of a British single father. The child, ‘Z’, was born to a surrogate mother in the Midwestern US state…

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