Whether you are a surrogate mother, or the intended parents of a child born by surrogacy, a Stacks family lawyer can help you to understand your rights under the law.
Surrogacy is when a woman bears a child for someone else. In NSW commercial surrogacy is illegal, meaning that a woman cannot be paid to have someone else’s child. But altruistic surrogacy is legal, where a woman chooses to bear a child for someone else as a selfless act, with no monetary gain.
Issues around parenting rights for children born through surrogacy can be tricky and it is important that you understand your rights before you enter into an agreement. As part of the Surrogacy Act 2010 (NSW) it is a requirement that all parties must have received legal advice from an Australian legal practitioner before they can enter into a surrogacy agreement. Stacks will treat your private matter with the utmost respect, compassion and confidentiality.