Australia, Surrogacy

Australia – Surrogate mum’s plea for new laws in the Northern Territory

Source News.com

“I’LL do it, I’ll be your surrogate,” Amee Meredith promised her best friend Kylie Raftery 10 years ago.

Ms Raftery lost her first child, Sophie, in 2008.

Tragically, the miscarriage caused Ms Raftery permanent scar tissue damage, and the young mum was warned she might never carry a child – and even if she did, she might not survive the pregnancy

“Seeing someone lose a child, it’s something you would never wish on anyone,” Ms Meredith said.

In 2008, Ms Meredith convinced her best friend and partner Adrian Raftery to use her as a surrogate for their child.

However, in a tragic twist of fate, Ms Meredith’s husband was killed in a brawl in Darwin late December 2009 – pausing any of their surrogacy plans.

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