A surrogacy arrangement occurs when you arrange for a surrogate to carry a child on your behalf with the intention that you become the child’s parents when the child is born.
In Western Australia, surrogacy law is governed by the Surrogacy Act of 2008.
For a surrogacy arrangement to be legally enforceable, must be approved by the Reproductive Technology Council.
If you intend to enter an arrangement of this kind, it is crucial to understand the legal implications and how you can formally become the child’s parent once the child is born.
At Apex Family Lawyers & Mediators, we regularly advise parents who are seeking parentage orders from the Court to deal with such matters.
Before you begin to embark on the varied pathways to parenthood, contact us to discuss your options and ensure your plans are in the best interest of all parties involved.