The surrogate mother of abandoned baby Gammy says his biological parents told her they could not take him because they're "too old" to care for twins.
Thailand's surrogacy industry has been thrown into the spotlight by the tragic case of six-month-old baby Gammy, whose Australian parents refused to take him after they discovered he had Down syndrome.
One UK mum wants to continue being a surrogate because she is addicted to the "thrill" of pregnancy.
Surrogate mothers help women who can't carry their own baby achieve their dreams of motherhood. But a growing number of women in the US are seeking the services of a surrogate simply because they don't like the idea of going through pregnancy and childbirth themselves.
Heterosexual couples appear to have overtaken gay men as the biggest users of overseas commercial surrogacy, a groundbreaking study has found.
Commercial surrogacy is illegal in Australia, leading hundreds of people each year to pay women overseas amid difficult decisions and sometimes tragic outcomes.
When author Kishwar Desai began researching her novel abiout commercial surrogacy in India, she wasn't prepared for what lay ahead. Poverty-stricken surrogates give over their lives, bodies and rights to the "commissioning parents", while doctors, lawyers and tourism agents grow rich on the resulting deals.
From March 1, it will be a crime to enter into a commercial surrogacy agreement paying a willing mother at a clinic in India, as Krista and Matt Geary have done with their new daughter Elizabeth. The couple would be in breach of the new NSW Surrogacy Act.
Surrogacy has been a sleeper issue, but it's about to wake up, writes Brian Robins.
Parents of children born through surrogacy would be given full legal recognition for the first time, under a bill introduced in Parliament last night. Couples would also be able to enter into surrogacy arrangements abroad.
After years of legal confusion, couples who use a surrogate mother in NSW will be able to get legal recognition of their status as parents in state courts.