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Changes to commercial surrogacy arrangements in India, introduced just before Christmas, have cut off one of the more popular avenues for Australians wanting to become surrogate parents. While heading overseas for commercial surrogacy is illegal in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT, hundreds of Australians still flew to India every year to become parents.
But now the Indian government has issued a directive that only couples who have been married for more than two years can enter into commercial surrogacy arrangements, and only if it is legal in their home country.
We're delighted to have been nominated for this year’s 'G3 Readers awards 2013'.
Introducing the Awards, G3 says:
“The Awards are designed to showcase those individuals and organisations who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the LGBT community. We believe that those who go the extra mile to ensure equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all, deserve to be recognised.”
Pride Angel has been short listed within the category of 'Family Provider/Initiative of the Year’
The shortlisted nominations include:
- Pride Angel
- London Women’s Clinic
Penelope Cruz's younger sister Monica has admitted that she turned to an anonymous sperm donor to get pregnant. Monica, 35, was worried that she would not meet the man of her dreams in time to start a family and so sought help through artificial insemination. The model revealed the truth about her pregnancy on her web based blog for Spanish newspaper El País.
Monica, who models for luxury lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, said that she would have preferred to wait for a perfect match but feared 'it would then be too late for motherhood and [I] could not wait'.
Kansas sperm donor being sued by the state for child support put himself in a precarious legal position by donating to a lesbian couple using artificial insemination at home. Kansas law states that a sperm donor is not the father of a child if a doctor handles the artificial insemination. But the law does not specifically address the donor's rights and obligations when no doctor was involved.
James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, a weapons training company, said of the president’s current attempts to impose greater gun control: “I’m not letting anyone take my guns. If it goes one inch further I’m going to start killing people.” Later, he kinda-sorta retracted this statement and kinda-sorta-didn't. Yeager said, “I do not condone anybody committing any kind of felonies up to including aggravated assault or murders. Unless it’s necessary. Right now it is not necessary.”
"Stephen Whyte a social sciences researcher from Australia recently asked for people to help him with his study, by completing an online survey. Stephen would like to thank everyone who contributed from Pride Angel. He is delighted to have received approximately 70% of the amount of completed surveys needed to go ahead with the study. But he still needs more people to complete his work. Whether you are looking for a donor, you are a donor or considering donating - your views are valued."
A young couple decides to embark on the journey of raising a child together. Being educated on the costs, risks, stress and responsibilities that accompany the wonderful act of parenting, the couple approaches their decision cautiously and carefully. They begin setting aside money for when one will have to take off work to raise the child. They calculate the additional costs that will go along with taking care of a family of three rather than their two-person family of which they are familiar, and speak with a financial planner.