South Africa, Surrogacy

South Africa – Everything you need to know about surrogacy in SA

Source Destiny Connect

You may be considering a surrogate for different medical reasons, or it could be because you’ve been struggling to fall pregnant through assisted reproduction techniques like IVF.

Surrogacy gives people who might be ineligible to adopt a child because of their age or because they’re single and same-sex couples a shot at parenthood.

It might not be as prevalent as it is in the USA, but more South Africans are making enquiries and engaging with the practice more and more.

The legislation that governs surrogacy in the country, the Children’s Act, is, however, very strict and clear about what is permissible.

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Law, South Africa, Surrogacy, Surrogacy Law, Surrogate Mother

South Africa – Surrogacy – too much to bear?

Source: Lexology

Surrogacy – a word recently dragged kicking and screaming into the limelight by the pop-couple Kardashian-West. What caused the outcry? Kim’s decision: the mother of two would not bear their third child herself. Worldwide the topic of surrogacy sparks debate. Leaving ethics aside for a moment, should the legal aspects of surrogacy be influenced by social, political or geographical factors?

Surrogacy is not a concept or practice foreign to South Africa. The Children’s Act of 2005 prescribes that all surrogacy arrangements are to be governed by a “surrogacy motherhood agreement” (SMA), the validity of which must be confirmed by a court. A recent decision handed down by the Johannesburg High Court highlighted a few requirements for such confirmation. The judgment arguably opens the door to social, political and or geographical discrimination.

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