Objectives: To investigate the characteristics of parents and intended parents and their current and planned behaviour in relation to surrogacy arrangements.
Design, setting and participants: Members of two Australian parenting support forums who were considering surrogacy or were currently or previously in a surrogacy arrangement were invited to complete an online survey during July 2013.
For people considering surrogacy, it can be difficult to know where to begin and what to anticipate. Before entering into any surrogacy arrangement within Australia, there are key questions that each person should ask to avoid legal uncertainty and possible missteps. VARTA, in collaboration with Kellehers Australia, has compiled a legal checklist resource which should be essential reading for anyone contemplating a surrogacy arrangement. These checklists are modifications of the checklists devised and created by Kellehers Australia.
This brochure aims to help guide people through the process of finding a surrogate within Australia. It includes material on: what makes an ideal surrogate, asking someone you know, finding a surrogate you don’t know, and possible questions to ask a potential surrogate. It can be used as a guide to ensure that all parties are informed and prepared and that there’s a positive outcome for all.
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.
Researched and written by Jacqui Tomlins, and partially funded by VARTA, this resource provides the ideas, suggestions, advice and collective wisdom shared by a broad range of parents from rainbow families.
Resource kit for rainbow families
Objectives: To describe the outcomes of surrogacy among Australian intended parents who engage in compensated surrogacy overseas.
Design, setting and participants: Members of two Australian parenting support forums who were considering surrogacy or were currently or previously in a surrogacy arrangement were invited to complete an anonymous online survey during July 2013.
Among embryos created in a laboratory some have too many and some have too few chromosomes. This is called aneuploidy. Embryos can also have genetic defects which can cause health problems in a child. Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is used to select embryos with the right number of chromosomes and those that do not have defective genes. There are two types of PGT: