Fertility laws change from country to country and depends on a variety of circumstances and specific regulations.
— Anastasia Herman LL.M

It is mandatory to explore legislation of your home country as well as the law of the state where you consider to have fertility journey. Our law office provides consulting taking into consideration particularities, current legislation and solutions in your best interests.

If you are Australian citizen, please Request a Consultation on surrogacy and we will happily share out expertise with you!


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AUSTRALIA

Surrogacy laws in Australia are administered at a state level and there are wide variations in what types of surrogacy arrangements allowed in particular state.

In Australia it is illegal to engage in a commercial surrogacy agreement, it is also illegal to advertise for a Surrogate or financially benefit from setting up a surrogacy arrangement.

Additionally, overseas commercial surrogacy is banned for residents of New South Wales, Queensland and Australian Capital Territory.

With different state laws on advertising for a surrogate, or for those offering to be a surrogate it is important to check legislation of State you living in, before engaging in advertising or entering the contract abroad of any sort. We recommend prior to any surrogacy arrangement get legal advice by the local lawyer which will engage you with confidence of your surrogacy steps.

Nowadays Ukraine is a unique destination for infertility treatment as a state with a modern reproductive law where commercial surrogacy and egg donation is permitted.

If you are Australian citizens who is seeking surrogacy abroad, you have to follow the next legal steps:

  1. Get legal advice on surrogacy by Australian and Ukrainian lawyers

  2. Enter into well negotiated contract with surrogate, IVF clinic and Agency if you use one

  3. After child is born apply for a state registration of the newborn and represent of the case in the State Civil Register office of Ukraine

  4. Apply to the Australian High Commission and submit documents which will support you passport application

  5. Receive DNA test confirmation of your genetic link with a baby

  6. Obtain passport of the child and permit to cross the boarder

Anastasia Herman law office assists with legal process for Australian Intended Parents providing the full range of services. Approachable, confident and highly experienced services are providing to each our client taking into consideration best of child’s’ interests.

If you are Australian citizen, please Request a Consultation on surrogacy and we will happily share out expertise with you!