Dartmouth Couple Takes on CRA Over Surrogacy Costs

By Shaina Luck | CBC News | October 28, 2019

Shelly Lyn Maynard and her husband, Mark Foley, are a Nova Scotia couple who formed their family through surrogacy. As this articles explains, they are now pursuing a Charter of Rights and Freedoms challenge to a Canadian Revenue Agency policy they claim creates undue hardship for intended parents.

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India Poised To Restrict Surrogate Pregnancies – Analysis

By Neeta Lal | EurasiaReview | October 27, 2019

India is poised to pass a bill that will outlaw commercial surrogacy and impose restrictions on altruistic surrogacy that exclude single people and same-sex couples. This comprehensive article breaks down the perspectives offered by both supporters and critics of the bill.

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Parents Via Surrogacy Can Experience Postpartum Depression, Doc Shows

By Morgan Brinlee | Romper | October 25, 2019

A new documentary from Independent Lens called Made in Boise tells the stories of four Idaho women who act as surrogates and the intended parents who compensate them for carrying pregnancies. As this article and video clip explain, one of the surprises in the documentary is the revelation that some intended parents experience postpartum depression after the births of their babies.

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Assisted Reproduction Crime Network in Greece Highlights Need for Monitoring Surrogacy

By Katia Neofytou | BioNews | October 21, 2019

Authorities in Thessaloniki, Greece (where altruistic surrogacy is legal), have arrested at least 20 people involved in an organized crime ring that illegally brokered assisted reproduction activities and reportedly sold children. This article explores the question, “What does this case mean for Greek surrogacy?”

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What to Know Before Your Surrogacy Journey

By David Dodge | New York Times Parenting | October 11, 2019

This primer for intended parents offers a basic overview of surrogacy terms and concepts, and a realistic look at the financial, emotional, and legal issues they can expect to encounter during a surrogacy journey.

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Do the Law Commissions’ Proposals for Surrogacy Reform Have the Child’s Welfare at Heart?

By Catherine Hill | BioNews | September 30, 2019

Surrogacy legislation in Scotland has not been updated since 1985. This article summarizes the proceedings at the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and the Scottish Government’s joint public event, during which potential changes to the law were debated by doctors, academics, surrogates, and others, with an emphasis on safety for surrogates and children.

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