The legal aspects of international surrogacy in Australia can be quite complex process- mainly because relevant legislation will vary according to the individual territory or state in which the IPs (intended parents) reside.
Here, the team at Global Surrogacy gives an overview of Australian law regarding the arrangement of an overseas surrogacy agreement when Australian citizens are involved.
A brief outline of the step-by-step process of surrogacy is as follows:
If you are planning to use an overseas surrogate to grow your family, it is vital that you check all legal implications – in both your home state and the territory in which the process is to take place – before you commit.
It’s important to ask the following questions:
What is the legal standpoint of each location when it comes to commercial surrogacy vs altruistic surrogacy?
Are you correctly adhering to the relevant legislation on the subject both here and there?
Is the organisation you are planning to use ethically sound?
Of course, the Global Surrogacy team will always be on hand to advise you regarding the process and to help you determine the best course of action.
You will probably need to look into passports, visas, citizenship documentation and a range of other paperwork before you are allowed to travel overseas to collect your child, or when bringing your child home.
Some countries that may include surrogacy in Ukraine require a “medical tourism” visa for IPs pursuing international surrogacy. When your child is brought back to Australia, they will need their own passport. If you don’t have an Australian passport for them, they will need a visa too.
You’ll also need to check with the relevant overseas authorities regarding whether or not your child will need an exit visa when leaving their country of birth.
Again, Global Surrogacy will assist and advise you regarding all legal paperwork and travel documents.
If you need to find out more about the legal processes, requirements and documentation relevant to your place of residence or the country in which your surrogacy process will be undertaken, please contact the specialists at Global Surrogacy today.
We will guide you and advise you transparently and supportively, making sure you have all of the information you require.
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Our payment schedule sets out the instalments you will pay us over the duration of your journey. All fees are paid directly to Global Surrogacy. Our payment schedule’s features are as follows: