International surrogacy arrangement legal checklist

Fertility treatment

VARTA strongly encourages people considering surrogacy to make these arrangements within Australia. The unregulated environments that occur overseas can pose potentially serious risk or disadvantage for all parties involved in surrogacy arrangements – in particular| for resulting children. However| recognising that international arrangements do occur| the following checklist has been compiled in collaboration with Kellehers Australia. This checklist is a modification of the checklist devised and created by Kellehers Australia.

Please note: The legal checklist does not constitute legal advice.

Get information about treatment in your chosen country

Before making a decision about treatment overseas, it is important to seek as much information as possible and feel comfortable with the treatment practices in the country you have chosen. The Patient & Physician Prompter will help you with questions to ask doctors and clinics.

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