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#Surrogacy

# surrogacy - Friday 16 April, 2021

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears
# High Court
# High Court

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 5:45 PM 13,977 Views 0 Comments

The regulations could be in place by the end of the day, the High Court was told by lawyers for the State.

# surrogacy - Monday 7 September, 2020

High Court challenge brought over passport for boy born through surrogacy abroad
# High Court
# High Court

High Court challenge brought over passport for boy born through surrogacy abroad

Sep 7th 2020, 6:13 PM 30,951 Views 0 Comments

In 2017 an application was made to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the boy’s behalf for an Irish passport.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo
# Parent Rights
# Parent Rights

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo

Jul 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 24,017 Views 5 Comments

It has been 15 years since the State was told to legally protect the rights of families using ‘non-traditional’ conception methods.

# surrogacy - Monday 4 March, 2019

Opinion: Long-awaited surrogacy laws still won't recognise many parents
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Long-awaited surrogacy laws still won't recognise many parents

Mar 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,937 Views 15 Comments

Surrogacy still isn’t regulated in Ireland. New rules are on the way but they won’t solve the problem of recognition for couples who previously entered surrogacy arrangements abroad, writes Brian Tobin.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Cabinet approves law to allow some same-sex partners to both register as parents on baby's birth certificate
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet approves law to allow some same-sex partners to both register as parents on baby's birth certificate

Jun 26th 2018, 6:49 PM 13,808 Views 133 Comments

The move comes from government after years of campaigning for same-sex couples and LGBT advocates.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Surrogacy: 'Infertile couples will still have to go abroad to make their dream a reality'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Surrogacy: 'Infertile couples will still have to go abroad to make their dream a reality'

May 22nd 2018, 7:00 AM 21,306 Views 27 Comments

The draconian surrogacy proposals contained in the General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill should be substantially revised before being placed on the statute book, writes Dr Brian Tobin.

# surrogacy - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Chinese baby born four years after parents died in car crash
# Embryos
# Embryos

Chinese baby born four years after parents died in car crash

Apr 12th 2018, 4:08 PM 46,372 Views 19 Comments

“He’s always smiling,” the baby’s grandmother said.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 children born to Thai surrogates
# Sole Parent
# Sole Parent

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 children born to Thai surrogates

Feb 20th 2018, 7:20 AM 32,878 Views 15 Comments

Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, became the centre of a surrogacy scandal in 2014.

# surrogacy - Friday 27 October, 2017

Opinion: 'Surrogacy proposals would make process costly, time consuming and frustrating'
# Assisted Reproduction
# Assisted Reproduction

Opinion: 'Surrogacy proposals would make process costly, time consuming and frustrating'

Oct 27th 2017, 7:00 AM 6,867 Views 7 Comments

It seems like Irish policy-makers are in fact trying to discourage domestic surrogacy, writes Dr Brian Tobin.

# surrogacy - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild
# Motherhood
# Motherhood

Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild

Sep 9th 2017, 7:15 PM 15,815 Views 4 Comments

Gestational surrogacy was legalised in Portugal in 2016.

# surrogacy - Monday 29 May, 2017

Opinion: 'We still don't have crucial parental rights for same-sex married couples'
# Equality
# Equality

Opinion: 'We still don't have crucial parental rights for same-sex married couples'

May 29th 2017, 6:40 AM 3,115 Views 35 Comments

The State has a duty to protect all married couples, including same-sex couples, writes Dr Brian Tobin.

# surrogacy - Sunday 25 September, 2016

India's poor fear the impact of a crackdown on commercial surrogacy
# Business Of Being Born
# Business Of Being Born

India's poor fear the impact of a crackdown on commercial surrogacy

Sep 25th 2016, 7:30 PM 13,224 Views 16 Comments

Authorities are planning to ban commercial surrogacy in the country over exploitation concerns.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Irish dad and Kiwi partner stranded in Mexico with their surrogate babies
# Fundraising Appeal
# Fundraising Appeal

Irish dad and Kiwi partner stranded in Mexico with their surrogate babies

Mar 29th 2016, 3:56 PM 32,724 Views 63 Comments

Friends of a gay couple have appealed for funds to help bring their newborn babies home.

# surrogacy - Thursday 25 February, 2016

These two dads aren't happy about a Kerry candidate using their family photo online
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

These two dads aren't happy about a Kerry candidate using their family photo online

Feb 25th 2016, 6:09 AM 73,906 Views 237 Comments

The birth photo shows Toronto couple BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson embracing their son.

# surrogacy - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Woman accused of taking money from gay couples then selling the children
# France
# France

Woman accused of taking money from gay couples then selling the children

Jan 27th 2016, 3:00 PM 17,393 Views 0 Comments

Surrogacy – even if altruistic – has been banned in France since 1994.

# surrogacy - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter
# Texas
# Texas

Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter

Jan 7th 2016, 8:35 PM 28,271 Views 66 Comments

53-year-old Tracey Thompson gave birth to a healthy baby girl yesterday, seven years after going through menopause.

# surrogacy - Friday 24 July, 2015

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges
# Thailand
# Thailand

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges

Jul 24th 2015, 2:03 PM 26,848 Views 136 Comments

“Our family are missing very important months of both our children’s lives.”

# surrogacy - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit
# Not Fair
# Not Fair

Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit

Jul 8th 2015, 8:20 PM 16,336 Views 18 Comments

The woman who brought the case was refused benefits as she did not meet the requirement of having been pregnant.

# surrogacy - Thursday 21 May, 2015

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum
# Opinion
# Opinion

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum

May 21st 2015, 6:00 PM 305 Views 211 Comments

Both surrogacy and donor-conception require more, not less, ethical discussion before the Government’s plans in this area become formalised in law.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

'The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children'

May 19th 2015, 7:30 PM 374 Views 215 Comments

Solicitor Eileen King writes about why a group of lawyers are advocating a No vote this Friday.

# surrogacy - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?

May 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 21,737 Views 97 Comments

The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.

# surrogacy - Friday 15 May, 2015

Why voting No won't tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why voting No won't tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception

May 15th 2015, 6:00 PM 141 Views 149 Comments

The ethical issues surrounding surrogacy and donor conception arise both straight and gay couples.

# surrogacy - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'

May 14th 2015, 11:39 AM 12,773 Views 244 Comments

The Taoiseach said 40,000 people who have never registered before have signed up to vote.

# surrogacy - Monday 16 March, 2015

Elton John calls for Dolce and Gabbana boycott over IVF comments
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Elton John calls for Dolce and Gabbana boycott over IVF comments

Mar 16th 2015, 8:34 AM 17,974 Views 95 Comments

One of the designers called IVF children ‘”synthetic”.

# surrogacy - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Poll: Is it right that commercial surrogacy will be banned in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it right that commercial surrogacy will be banned in Ireland?

Feb 26th 2015, 9:31 AM 8,800 Views 93 Comments

It is legal in some states in the US.

# surrogacy - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

There'll be no such thing as a designer baby under this new law
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

There'll be no such thing as a designer baby under this new law

Feb 25th 2015, 4:20 PM 14,007 Views 46 Comments

Leo Varadkar has published new proposals to legislate in the area of surrogacy for the first time.

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today
# New Icu
# New Icu

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today

Feb 25th 2015, 3:06 PM 15,694 Views 24 Comments

‘There’ll be trouble … his grandparents didn’t even get to hold him yet!’

# surrogacy - Friday 20 February, 2015

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners after Baby Gammy scandal
# Rent-a-womb Tourism
# Rent-a-womb Tourism

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners after Baby Gammy scandal

Feb 20th 2015, 1:07 PM 11,129 Views 22 Comments

An Australian couple were accused of abandoning the baby boy with Down syndrome while taking his twin sister back with them.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

New law will make it illegal to pay for surrogate mothers
# Family Rules
# Family Rules

New law will make it illegal to pay for surrogate mothers

Feb 17th 2015, 8:50 PM 19,684 Views 75 Comments

Leo Varadkar has also promised a register of donor conceived children.

# surrogacy - Sunday 9 November, 2014

'Real hope but another reality': Surrogacy and same-sex parenting in Ireland
# Same Sex Parenting
# Same Sex Parenting

'Real hope but another reality': Surrogacy and same-sex parenting in Ireland

Nov 9th 2014, 8:30 PM 21,989 Views 254 Comments

Surrogacy is happening – but Ireland’s laws need to play catch up.

# surrogacy - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Poll: Should a baby's genetic mother appear on their birth cert after surrogacy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a baby's genetic mother appear on their birth cert after surrogacy?

Nov 8th 2014, 10:57 AM 13,936 Views 80 Comments

The Supreme Court rules this week that only the birth mother’s name can appear. Do you agree?

# surrogacy - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy
# Reproduction
# Reproduction

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

Nov 7th 2014, 6:10 PM 441 Views 68 Comments

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation
# Genetics
# Genetics

Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation

Nov 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 7,444 Views 49 Comments

The family in this case has said it is “very disappointed but every hopeful”.

Supreme Court says only the birth mother - not genetic mother - can appear on birth cert
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Supreme Court says only the birth mother - not genetic mother - can appear on birth cert

Nov 7th 2014, 10:48 AM 26,554 Views 89 Comments

The State mother has insisted that only the birth mother can be on the birth cert.

# surrogacy - Friday 26 September, 2014

Not legislating for surrogacy is 'simply kicking the can down the road'
# Infertility
# Infertility

Not legislating for surrogacy is 'simply kicking the can down the road'

Sep 26th 2014, 11:05 AM 4,531 Views 12 Comments

The Medical Director of Sims IVF says removing surrogacy from the Child and Family Relationships Bill is a lost opportunity.

# surrogacy - Monday 18 August, 2014

School did not discriminate against mother who had baby through surrogacy
# Paid Leave
# Paid Leave

School did not discriminate against mother who had baby through surrogacy

Aug 18th 2014, 10:44 AM 18,670 Views 42 Comments

The school refused to pay maternity or adoptive leave to the woman.

# surrogacy - Friday 15 August, 2014

Australian couple stopped leaving Thailand with "surrogate" baby
# Airport
# Airport

Australian couple stopped leaving Thailand with "surrogate" baby

Aug 15th 2014, 10:34 AM 21,404 Views 11 Comments

The men were stopped because they didn’t have complete documents for the child.

# surrogacy - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Surrogacy under the spotlight: How Ireland plans to handle this legal minefield
# Parents
# Parents

Surrogacy under the spotlight: How Ireland plans to handle this legal minefield

Aug 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,407 Views 8 Comments

There are no laws governing surrogacy in Ireland, but they are on the way. Here’s what it will include.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Father in Thai surrogate case "has child sex convictions"
# Thailand
# Thailand

Father in Thai surrogate case "has child sex convictions"

Aug 5th 2014, 8:25 AM 43,776 Views 107 Comments

The couple released a statement to a newspaper saying allegations they abandoned their baby Gammy were false.

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