Surrogacy is when a woman bears a child on behalf of someone else. Surrogacy is a complicated area of family law and the law is different based on your jurisdiction. For example, commercial surrogacy (where the surrogate receives compensation) is illegal in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT, but altruistic surrogacy (where the surrogate does not receive compensation) is available to some people in most states and territories of Australia.
Steel Legal is one of the few family law firms that offers legal advice in the area of surrogacy, advising on various aspects of the process such as the legalities around engaging and compensating a surrogate, and the rights and obligations of all parties – the surrogate, those seeking to use the services of a surrogate, and the child.
To find out more, start with a free initial consultation with Luke Steel. To book, call 07 3112 0225 or send us a message.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately no. Some States of Australia have different laws to others, for example some do not allow singles to use a surrogate.
No. In Australia, surrogacy arrangements must be altruistic and commercial surrogacy is illegal.
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