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Surrogacy: ‘As soon as I lay a foot on Irish soil I become a legal stranger to my son’


by Amanda Cassidy
18th May 2022

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Rosanna Davison is one of many parents who has spoken out against the lack of legal protection in Ireland for parents via international surrogacy. Amanda Cassidy speaks to three Irish families about their experiences of surrogacy and how they've been impacted by the gap in our laws.

Editor’s note: These interviews were conducted prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens not to travel to the region for any reason. “We waited for almost 18 years for our children,” Mary Jones explains. “Surrogacy was our last chance.” Mary and her husband tried for a baby for almost two decades. They also had IVF for several years in Spain and Ireland. They knew that if surrogacy...

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