Apologies in advance from Vegas and Phoenix

I want to apologise to the readers of my blog, as my blogging this year has been at a trickle. This is because I have been overwhelmed and amazed at the extraordinary demand for my presentations this year about surrogacy. For more- click here. In two days I head to the US to speak, yet… Read More »Custom Single Post Header

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Apologies in advance from Vegas and Phoenix

I want to apologise to the readers of my blog, as my blogging this year has been at a trickle. This is because I have been overwhelmed and amazed at the extraordinary demand for my presentations this year about surrogacy. For more- click here.

In two days I head to the US to speak, yet again, about surrogacy, this time to the world’s first international surrogacy conference in Vegas.

After that, I am off to Phoenix, where I am privileged  that I have been invited by “one of the five most inspiring women in America”, Professor Sarah Buel, to lecture her students at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at  Arizona State University  about domestic violence. Professor Buel is an inspiration to me. I like her clear headed vision about domestic violence. She is a strong advocate for the law taking clear, precise and effective steps to help end domestic violence, which in the US, like Australia, is all too frequent.

It seems funny that of all the law schools in America, the one I’ll be speaking at was named after Sanda Day O’Connor, former US Supreme Court judge, whom I  heard speak when I attended a lecture she gave at my alma mater QUT some years back. 

A survivor of violence,  Professor Buel is able to inspire amazing and extraordinary efforts by her students as to new ways of thinking about how to tackle domestic violence. Professor Buel is a renowned expert on domestic violence law.

Things to Read, Watch & Listen

Surrogacy in India

In this video, Accredited Family Law Specialist and Page Provan Director Stephen Page discusses surrogacy in India.

Submission to Inquiry Into Matters Relating to Donor Conception Information

On 24 February 2022, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee inquire into and report on the rights of donor-conceived persons to access genetic information about their donors.

Quick overview of Canadian surrogacy laws

I was delighted when Canadian surrogacy lawyer (and mum through surrogacy) Cindy Wasser from Hope Springs Fertility Law recently sent through to mutual clients her quick guide to surrogacy law in Canada.