DNA Testing for Surrogacy Families
Identilab is proud to be the exclusive provider of DNA testing services for Growing Families, an advocacy group bringing together intended parents, surrogates, and experts.
Surrogacy may be the only option for some couples, and Growing Families’ vision is to “create a global community of well-informed consumers and professionals who understand the fundamental cultural, ethical and medical considerations in relation to third-party reproduction. We aim to bring together surrogates, donors, intended parents, families and professionals to share their stories and stay informed about best practice in these family-building arrangements.” Parents and surrogates can gain a wealth of information at the various webinars and conferences run across Australia and New Zealand. Events include panel discussions made up of parents, donors and surrogates, as well as presentations by experts from Australia and overseas.
For those intended parents undertaking international surrogacy in Georgia, Russia or Ukraine, it is important to be aware that your baby or babies will be born stateless and that you will need to apply for Australian citizenship by descent. In order to prove a biological relationship, Home Affairs will request that you undergo DNA testing. Identilab is highly experienced in providing DNA evidence to citizenship applicants in these situations.
“We found the service at Identilab to be highly professional, very prompt and also personal. They showed the highest level of care and were proactive in getting our case to move quickly and smoothly. A big special thanks to Kate in particular for being so warm, caring and helpful way beyond any of our expectations. It was a total pleasure dealing with Kate and her team at Identilab and we cannot recommend them highly enough!” M and R, Intended Parents through Georgia
As the exclusive provider of DNA testing services for Growing Families we offer special pricing for our surrogacy families. In what is such an overwhelming experience, we aim to ensure that the DNA testing process is not an additional strain for you.