Law in Australia with regard to children is often based on what is considered to be in the best interest of the child. The traditional and often used assumption is that children need both a mother and a father, which plays an important role in divorce and custodial proceedings, and has carried over into adoption and fertility procedures. Since April , adoption by same-sex couples is legally available in all jurisdictions of Australia. South Australia, introduced a bill to the South Australian Parliament that allows same-sex couples to adopt children in September and which passed the Parliament in December In Queensland, same-sex couples have been legally allowed to adopt since passage of a law in November
LGBT adoption and parenting in Australia
Surrogacy for Gay Couples
Surrogacy for gay couples and single men involves multiple steps, and the team at FCLV is happy to walk you through all of them. Our Las Vegas surrogacy experts want to make sure you understand the process and feel comfortable with it before moving forward on the path to parenthood. To help you learn more, here is some information about the surrogacy process for gay couples and single men. Your journey to bring home baby with help from surrogacy begins with an initial consultation with our Las Vegas surrogacy experts. This appointment can occur in person, over the phone or via Skype. During this time, you will meet your fertility doctor and IVF case manager. Your doctor will review your medical history and begin to develop an individualized treatment plan.
How Does Surrogacy Work for Gay Couples?
Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow hit the headlines 12 years ago when they used a surrogate mother and an egg donor to father twins Aspen and Saffron. They now have five children and are sharing their surrogacy expertise with others. If we can help same-sex parents become mainstream then our job is done. The couple sold their clinical testing business in and found themselves swamped by same-sex couples seeking advice.
Is gay men surrogacy legal in your country? Below is a quick list of countries that condone female or male same-sex couples surrogacies. Unfortunately, commercial surrogacy for a gay couple continues to hit a wall in many countries.