Babies stuck in the Ukraine

The video by Ukraine’s largest surrogacy agency Biotexcomm of so many babies stuck in a nursery, unable to be taken back by their parents to their home countries is shocking. It occurred because Ukraine remains in lockdown. It seems that any loosening of the international borders in the Ukraine will at best be later this… Read More »Custom Single Post Header

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Babies stuck in the Ukraine

The video by Ukraine’s largest surrogacy agency Biotexcomm of so many babies stuck in a nursery, unable to be taken back by their parents to their home countries is shocking. It occurred because Ukraine remains in lockdown. It seems that any loosening of the international borders in the Ukraine will at best be later this month. In the meantime, parents (and, more importantly, the babies) have to wait.

The video regrettably demonstrates the obvious. When choosing a country for surrogacy, choose a country where the rule of law is paramount- and laws that can arbitrarily close borders to the parents of children are not present.

By contrast, intended parents who have undertaken surrogacy in the US and Canada have been able to get there and get home with their children, no matter how many more difficulties there have been now with the pandemic.

Things to Read, Watch & Listen

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.

Canada: Father Obtains Custody of Children and Is Awarded Almost $700,000 in Costs

In an extraordinary case, a Canadian court has ordered that two sons aged 5 and 7 live with the father and that the mother pay the father $677,610 in costs.