Surrogacy Australia has lost the plot, they are not supporting people who want to do surrogacy overseas, just recounting the negative in a system that is flawed but overwhelmingly positive. This kind of thing can happen and does happen in other countries through natural conception, IVF, surrogacy or not. The more of these stories that appear in the Australian media, the closer we are to losing this option thanks to the continuing negative press.
My parents read these sorts of articles and then have to field a barrage of questions from their elderly friends about their exploitive daughter who ripped off a poor Indian woman to have their grand-children.
What about the two babies in the pic below? Are they not a positive story with a happy ending? What about the 550 babies born healthy and well through SCI - of which 200 are Australians? What about the many hundreds of positive stories of family creation from other clinics?
Commercial surrogacy in Australia? Yeah right, we'll see that allowed well after gay marriage is legalised - next century.
I will be cancelling my membership with Surrogacy Australia. It's agenda is ridiculous - trying to set up commercial surrogacy in Australia, and shut off the route to surrogacy overseas for those that come after those of us who have succeeded, and potentially create a group of disenfranchised children who were born at a time when surrogacy os was allowed, but was then banned because it was all too horrible.
How do I explain that to my son and daughter?