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    A lot of parents are having to use oversea surrogates as there simply isnt enough in Australia this is why there is call out for commercial surrogacy in Australia. Than a lot of intended parents prefer overseas as the laws are more in their favour, the surrogates have no rights to claim over the child, it can be cheaper..but surrogacy in Australia can be cheaper too, all depends on expenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post


    I'm starting to wonder if there even is surrogate parents and its not just some made up story to get money for medical treatment or something.....

    "The couple left their newborn baby daughter with his poverty-stricken surrogate because he has Down Syndrome. They took her healthy twin sister back to Australia".

    But considering the quality of journalism as demonstrated above who know's whats true and what's not....
    I'm hoping this too.

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    Yes I'm hoping it's a scam. I don't understand how the young naive mum knew how to get the story in the paper.

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    I stumbled a cross another thread with this link in it:

    It's illegal for people in 3 Australian states/territories to go overseas and pay for a surrogate. The governments have concerns about the welfare of surrogates and the rights of any future kids in relation to their heritage.
    - with good reason IMO.

    http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sh..._surrogacy.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    ...and the rights of any future kids in relation to their heritage.
    What heritage? If a person in Thailand grows the embryo of an Australian couple, that baby is no less Australian than if the baby had been born to a surrogate here. I understand that legally they'd have been born in Thailand to a Thai woman but that doesn't make them Thai...

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...in-sister.html

    There is a short video of an interview with the surrogate. She refers to Gammy as a boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauzy View Post
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...in-sister.html

    There is a short video of an interview with the surrogate. She refers to Gammy as a boy.
    There are a few quotes about him being a boy. I think the girl thing isn't correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goblin Queen View Post
    What heritage? If a person in Thailand grows the embryo of an Australian couple, that baby is no less Australian than if the baby had been born to a surrogate here. I understand that legally they'd have been born in Thailand to a Thai woman but that doesn't make them Thai...
    Not all surrogates use donated embryo's- the child may want to know about his/her biological parent down the track. Even if a donated embryo is used a child down the track may still want to know about his/her birth mother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I stumbled a cross another thread with this link in it:

    It's illegal for people in 3 Australian states/territories to go overseas and pay for a surrogate. The governments have concerns about the welfare of surrogates and the rights of any future kids in relation to their heritage.
    - with good reason IMO.

    http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sh..._surrogacy.htm
    Yes, but nobody who has done overseas commercial surrogacy in those states has ever been charged with anything.

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    I am so disturbed by this and really really hope it is some kind of scam to get money, that sits so much more easily with me than someone could be such a pile of excretement as to abandon their child in a developing country, leaving it with someone who is no biological relation to them and will likely suffer shame and ongoing poverty to raise this child and depriving their 'acceptable' child of their twin.

    This is one of the worst things I have heard of someone doing and I very much hope if it is true the couple is investigated and charged for abandoning their child.

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