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There are restrictions on who can enter into a Surrogacy Arrangement in Queensland. There are limitations on whether you will be eligible to make a Surrogacy Agreement.
There are also requirements which must be met and a procedure that will have to be followed for:
You need to meet the elibility criteria to become a parent under a Surrogacy Agreement in Queensland. You can be eligible if you are a:
A Female who is not eligible cannot be an intended parent under a Surrogacy Agreement in Queensland. This applies whether she is single, in a heterosexual relationship or a same sex relationship.
Under proposed changes to the surrogacy laws in Queensland, the following people will not be eligible to enter into a Surrogacy Arrangement:
It is not yet known when those changes to the law will be made however the current Qld State Government has said those changes to the law will definitely be made.
You can read more about the proposed changes to Qld Surrogacy laws in our fact sheet Proposed changes to Surrogacy in Qld.
The “birth parents” of the Child are the woman who carries and gives birth to the child and her spouse. The birth mother is the surrogate mother.
The “intended parent(s)” of the Child are the couple or single person who intend to become the child’s legal parents after the birth.
There are requirements and limitations on who is able to enter into a Surrogacy Agreement.
Those requirements and limitations include:
Other Questions answered in the Surrogacy Section
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