How does Adoption and Surrogacy work?

Adoption is defined as the act of taking on the legal responsibilities of a parent, of a child that is not one’s biological child. When children are adopted by non-biological parents, it’s a legal affair that creates a parent-child relationship between people not related by blood. The adopted child is entitled to all privileges of that of a natural child of the adoptive parents, including the right to inherit.

Surrogacy is the act by which a woman agrees to give birth to a child resulting from artificial insemination or the implantation of an already fertilized egg. A surrogate mother usually bears a child on behalf of a couple unable to have a child and surrenders all parental rights to this third party couple.  Surrogacy is of two types, traditional surrogacy, and gestational surrogacy. Western Australia is the only state in Australia where traditional surrogacy is allowed today.

There can be no business aspect connected to surrogacy. The birth mother cannot get any other payment than the estimated expenses associated with pregnancy and birth. It is a crime to engage in surrogacy for a reward or aid someone else in a similar manner.

For any clarifications, you can consult our team of highly trained surrogate lawyers in Adelaide who will be happy to answer all your questions. We will work together to find the best possible solution. Our legal team of established Adoption Lawyers in Adelaide will give you objective advice on how to make the best legal moves.

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In surrogacy, the woman carrying the child is called the birth mother and the person or couple is called systematic parents.

Traditional surrogacy is when the child is a biological child of the parents through a systematic father who is the actual donor for the birth of the child.

Gestational surrogacy is when an embryo is created using the donor eggs or sperms of the systematic parents. The fetus is then transferred to the womb of the birth mother. For more information, please get in touch with our team of adoption lawyers in Adelaide.

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