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Queensland couple to share story at Growing Families conference

Coming too early: Qld dads’ unexpected surrogacy journey

With the annual Growing Families conference coming up in Brisbane on March 17, gay dad and conference organiser Sam Everingham looks at a few recent gay couples whose babies via surrogacy came too soon and the extraordinary surrogates who helped them. As I write this, TikTok legend Scotty O’Halloran (check out Luke & Sassy Scott) has just …

UK Government drops discriminatory HIV Surrogacy Law

The UK government is dropping a law that previously prevented people with HIV from starting a family through surrogacy.  The legislation will allow people living with HIV with an undetectable viral load to donate eggs or sperm for surrogacy. The existing legislation made it unlawful for couples living with HIV to use a surrogate. It …

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Ask the experts: All about surrogacy with Dr Shane Higgins

As a fertility specialist in Brisbane, I often see LGBTQ+ couples who aren’t quite sure where to start when it comes to surrogacy and growing their family. For same-sex male couples, it’s a common misconception that surrogacy isn’t possible in Australia. In fact, although a complex process, it is a route that many go down. …

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Gay couple tens of thousands in debt after surrogacy nightmare

A UK gay couple were nearly bankrupted after a surrogate withheld their twin daughters demanding more money. Steven and Marc Winchester-Horscraft were left £43,000 ($AU82,000) in debt after a bitter legal battle ensued over the newborns (pictured). At the time of the trial the twins, who were born premature, were in intensive care fighting for …

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Gay New Zealand MP fights for surrogacy reform after birth of son

New Zealand MP Tāmati Coffey is clearly proud of his husband of more than ten years, Tim Smith, and their young son Tūtānekai Smith-Coffey. Photos of Trevor Mallard, Speaker of the NZ Parliament, holding and feeding the baby went viral globally. Ilhan Omar, outspoken member of the US Congress, joyfully shared news of Tūtānekai’s presence in …

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WA’s surrogacy laws should be reformed, review finds

Western Australia’s “outdated” surrogacy laws discriminate against gay couples and should be changed according to a recent review. In January last year, the state government announced an independent review of WA’s assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy legislation. The review’s report by Deakin University associate professor Sonia Allan was released last week. It makes 122 recommendations. …

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Ian Thorpe And Boyfriend Ryan Channing Open Up About Surrogacy Plans

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has revealed he and boyfriend Ryan Channing’s plans to become dads. Thorpe started dating Channing three years ago and have spoken previously about their plans for fatherhood. Now the couple have revealed they’re in the early stages of planning a pregnancy via a surrogate mum in the US, after Channing was …

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WA moves to allow gay men access to surrogacy

WA introduces a bill to reform the state’s surrogacy laws. It removes a ban on access to altruistic surrogacy arrangements for male same-sex couples in the state. Health Minister Roger Cook said by providing gay couples and single men access to non-commercial surrogacy arrangements in the state, the government would be “ensuring that our legislation …

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The Steps To Becoming A Parent Through Surrogacy

If you’re a gay couple and have made the decision to start a family but aren’t sure where to begin, Brisbane fertility speciality Dr Andy Stamatiou has the answers. Dr Stamatiou, from LGBTIQ-friendly fertility practice Genesis Women’s Health, shares the important steps you require to start your family-building journey. There are three key elements you …

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Dustin Lance Black Had A Great Response To A Critic Of Same-Sex Parenting

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has defended diverse families after a radio caller criticised him and husband Tom Daley for having a baby via surrogacy. Black appeared on BBC Radio to discuss surrogacy when a caller said he disagreed with “two blokes” having a child, Pink News reported. “The only thing I don’t agree with is, …

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