27 May 2022

Surrogacy law expert on changes considered by government

From Checkpoint, 6:07 pm on 27 May 2022

Would be parents using surrogates will no longer have to adopt their own child after its born if the government accepts changes recommended by the Law Commission.

Its review has found laws governing surrogacy are outdated and need a significant overall.

At the moment the person carrying the baby is the legal parent regardless of whose genetic material is used.

Lawyer Zandra Wackenier has guided many New Zealand couples through the surrogacy process, she talks to Lisa Owen.