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Friday, April 30, 2010

Michigan's Surrogacy Laws Compared

Michigan's Surrogacy Laws Compared

After years of infertility, Amy Kehoe and her husband decided to construct her own child using reproductive technology. She handpicked a gestational carrier, an egg donor and sperm donor, all the pieces needed for her and her husband to have a baby of their own. During this process, the Kehoe's paid for all the medical procedures because "under Michigan's law, commercial surrogacy is punishable by five years in prison and a $50,000 fine" (Michigan HRC).

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  1. Surrogacy laws in South Africa have now also changed requiring at least one of the commissioning parents to have domicilim in South Africa. Also at least one of the commissioning parents must use their own genes and the surrogate must have had her own children. These are amongst other bits of the new Childrens Act which has recenrly been promulgated on 1 April 2010.


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