Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What an extraordinary morning- acceptance to both IAML and AAARTA

Some morning its pays to wake up! This morning was one of those mornings. When I went through my emails this morning I came across two extraordinary emails. This morning I have been accepted into membership of both the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the most prestigious grouping of family lawyers internationally, and as the first international fellow of the American Academy of Assisted reproductive Treatment Attorneys, AAARTA.

If there is any doubt whatever, I have been recognised by my peers here and overseas, after extremely thorough vetting processes,  as having the necessary expertise in family law and surrogacy matters.

What an extraordinary day!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Who wants to be a surrogate?

One of the questions that I get asked more than any other is why would a woman ever want to be a surrogate. I have discussed the reasons why women want to be surrogates- for example, here.

I came across a great article in the Sydney Morning Herald, when three surrogates were interviewed, which puts meat on the bones about why want to be surrogates. The article is here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Surrogacy debate in Brisbane on Wednesday night

A free debate will be held in Brisbane on Wednesday night about surrogacy. The event, called Politics in the Pub: Making Babies: The Business of Birth will be hosted by New Farm Neighbourhood Centre in the Turbine Room at Brisbane Powerhouse. Speakers include Professor Anusch Yazdani from Queensland Fertility Group, two family lawyers and two speakers from adoptions groups.

I'll be going- but not as a speaker. It looks as though it will be a good night. I've spoken at two previous Politics in the Pub events- both about gay marriage.They were lively, engaging events.


For more information about the event, click here