Where do Australian intended parents go for overseas surrogacy?

The US remains the dominant country where Aussies go for surrogacy, according to statistics from the Department of Home Affairs, with 95 Aussie children born there obtaining Australian citizenship by descent in 2018-2019 year. Australian intended parents seemingly go everywhere that surrogacy might be available, according to statistics from the Department – which also reflects… Read More »Custom Single Post Header

Where do Australian intended parents go for overseas surrogacy?

The US remains the dominant country where Aussies go for surrogacy, according to statistics from the Department of Home Affairs, with 95 Aussie children born there obtaining Australian citizenship by descent in 2018-2019 year.

Australian intended parents seemingly go everywhere that surrogacy might be available, according to statistics from the Department – which also reflects our status as a country of immigrants. Countries that would seemingly have no association with surrogacy nevertheless are countries that Australian intended parents have gone to over the last few years. I have coloured in yellow where surrogacy clients of mine have come from or have attempted surrogacy journeys. The top five 2018-2019 countries are marked in blue. Surrogacy clients of mine have completed surrogacy journeys in all top five countries.


-Argentina
-Bangladesh
-Brazil 
-Cambodia
-Canada
-China 
-Georgia
Ghana
-Greece
Hong Kong
-India
Iran
-Iraq
-Italy
-Jamaica
Kazakhstan 
-Kenya
Malaysia
Nigeria
-Pakistan
-Panama
Papua New Guinea
-Poland
-Russia 
-South Africa
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Switzerland
-Thailand
-Ukraine
-United Arab Emirates
-United Kingdom
-United States
-Vietnam

Of the 232 Aussies babies born overseas via surrogacy who obtained Australian citizenship by descent, 196 were born in the top five countries. The top five countries in the 2018-2019 year were:

Rank
Countries
Aussie babies born
1
USA
95
2
Ukraine
61
3
Georgia
16
4
Canada
14
5
Thailand
10
Total of top 5
196
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