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# surrogacy - Monday 7 September, 2020

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

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 Exclusive

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

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

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'

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

“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

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'

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

# surrogacy - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter

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

“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

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

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'

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?

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

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'

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Catch up as you wake up.

# surrogacy - Friday 26 September, 2014

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

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

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

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

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"

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

# surrogacy - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Doctors: Punishing parents using commercial surrogacy services won't benefit anyone

Proposals in new legislation to enforce penalties for this would likely be unenforceable anyway, they said.

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