We recently made a submission into the Federal Government's Surrogacy Enquiry.
Our recommendations are:
1. Work with state and territory ministers to create a consistent approach to legal parentage, adoption and fostering, assisted reproductive medicine, altruistic and commercial surrogacy and gamete donation, with the view to expanding options for LGBTIQ parents (and parents experiencing infertility); and
2. Lift the ban on commercial surrogacy; and
3. Form a new framework, led by a Government regulatory agency or NGO to monitor surrogacy arrangements, with the view to protect children, surrogates and intending parents, potentially within the context of a highly regulated local market.