Baby Gammy case reveals murky side of commercial surrogacy

 The story of baby Gammy and his “surrogate” mother has captured the world’s attention, highlighting just how complex and fraught commercial surrogacy arrangements can be. It also shows Australia is right to prohibit commercial surrogacy – and why other countries should do the same. Gammy was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart condition. He is a twin, conceived as a result of a commercial surrogacy arrangement between an unidentified Australian … Continue reading Baby Gammy case reveals murky side of commercial surrogacy

The Missing Mother

Surrogacy industry a return to dark days Adelaide couple Mark and Matt, both 29, have acquired Thai-designed newborns Tate and Estelle through commercialised surrogacy overseas. According to Adelaide’s Sunday Mail, the dual boy-girl delivery an hour apart by caesarean section to separate surrogate women for gay parents is believed to be an Australian first. These babies have a complex genealogical history. They were conceived from eggs … Continue reading The Missing Mother