The Courier-Mail

Nepal stops surrogacy


THE future of dozens of families has been thrown into limbo after Nepal followed India and Thailand and announced a crackdown on the commercial surrogacy birth market.

The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued an interim order putting an immediate stop to commercial surrogacy services in the country.

Surrogacy Australia founder Sam Everingham said between 60 and 80 Australian couples currently have Nepalese surrogates pregnant with their children.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday the decision means the status of those existing surrogacy arrangemen­ts is now unclear.

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