03 November 2009

A few words at last........

Well it has been a long time since my last post.
DH and I have been busy with our research on a number of fronts.
The first is in dealing with Immigration and being able to bring any potential child born through surrogacy back into Australia. The trouble that we have is that my husband is only an Australian resident and in us using a donor egg the child will not be biologically linked to me.................the Australian Citizen.
While we are still pursuing this avenue to see what our options are we have been looking into new science.

The second and most recent development is as follows:

As I have mentioned to a few people I have had ovarian tissue frozen all of this time. I have spoken to my specialist over the last 12 years to see what developments have been made with regard to be using this tissue.
Over a year ago was my last conversation with my specialist before he retired. At that time the committee in at Monash IVF were not confident that they would be able to do anything with the tissue. At this time I was devastated as I had been researching this and was aware that this had been attempted overseas.
At the time we decided to look at and ED. We have recently been to see a new specialist who works with Melbourne IVF. They have had some success in reimplanting Ovarian tissue into the abdomen. While there have not been a lot of cases and only a few confirmed pregnancies through Melbourne IVF, I am pleased to let you all know that we are going to start actively pursuing this through the new doctor.
My understanding is that a number of peices of the tissue will be reimplanted back into my adbomin and will take anywhere from 4 - 9 months to be able to create eggs.
It is not the same as a normal IVF cycle. The cycle as I currently understand it is only a few days.
There is still a long road that we will need to travel and I promise to keep you all updated on a more regular basis.

On a side note, there are new changes to the Victorian legisation regarding surrogacy. While it does still need to be altruistic it will be legal and there will be more rights to the IP. The issue that we still face in Victoria is that there is no register of people who are willing to act as a Surrogate and munderstanding so far is that the IVF centres are not able to assist in helping IP's find someone to act as a Surrogate.
Once I have a better handle on this legislation and I have a copy of the legislation I will post a link to it.

5 comments:

  1. That is just amazing. They can actually freeze ovarian tissue, then implant it so you can gets eggs? Simply astounding. Please keep us up to date with this.

    Unfortunately, unless one has a friend or family member willing to surrogacy in Australia, which most of us don't, there's little chance of doing surrogacy here.

    You also have to adopt your own baby from the SM as the birth - whether it is your genetic baby or not, will have the SM listed as mum on the birth certificate.

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  2. CW - sned an email to here for a support group for IP's in Aust. We often get surrogate looking too.

    surroaustralia-owner@yahoogroups.com

    We've been trying to work out if advertising for an altruistic surro is legal. The law says it's ok but no one ahs been brave enough yet.

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  3. Why doesn't DH apply for citizenship?

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  4. Hi,

    I have just watch a show about surrogacy scams & it broke my heart. I am a mother of 2 & have been doing it solo for the last 2 years.

    After watching that show, I just want to be able to give a couple something that Ive been blessed by the universe to have.

    I am located in Melbourne, Victoria & would love to do surrogacy.

    I dont know any of the legalities of surrogacy within Australia. But if you are looking for someone I would love to chat to you about the possibility.

    If you like you can email me sherreemiller@y7mail.com

    Hugs

    Sherree

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  5. I agree with you, but I'm curious: The most common objection I hear from people I know who are pro-life is that an impotent couple who wants a child can get the embryo implanted in herself. I maintain that it's wrong, but the recourse I fall back into is natural law theory when asked to explain (which is perfectly fine, but in my experience not that convincing). So are there any more concrete reasons to explain why that's wrong? Here i suggest peoples to go INDIA for IVF surrogacy, then you must search for Surrogacy India, Surrogate mother India, IVF India, IVF clinic India & IVF cost india. I found Go Surrogacy for this treatment in India. Hope you also like these.

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