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Woman pleads guilty to taking children / Simpler surrogacy laws recommended

Woman pleads guilty to taking children

A 19-year-old Canberra woman has pleaded guilty to unlawfully taking her two young children to Queensland.

The woman from Gungahlin, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is alleged to have taken her two-year-old and eight-month-old from a Kambah childcare centre in early September.

Her 17-year-old sister has also been charged in relation to the offence.

Police found the children near Maryborough in Queensland and the two sisters were extradited to Canberra to face charges.

The 19-year-old has also pleaded guilty to threatening one of the childcare workers with a knife.

The children are currently under the protection of the Office of Children, Youth and Family Support.

The woman will be sentenced next week.

Simpler surrogacy laws recommended

Simpler surrogacy laws recommended

A committee has recommended new laws to recognise the genetic parents of children born to surrogate mothers in South Australia.
The chairman of State Parliament's social development committee, Ian Hunter said
Currently the woman bearing the child becomes the legal mother.

It presents legal complications for the genetic parents as they then have to adopt the child. A simpler legal process would also be less costly.

Some couples have told us it costs up to $40,000 to $50,000 to have a baby… Now we think that sort of health shopping by postcode is really unnecessary there's no need for it and we should have legislation in SA which enables those very, very few people who need this procedure to get it here in SA.

What is done for you, let it be done, what you must do, be sure you do it, as the wise person does today that what the fool will do in three days - Buddha
I wonder where the Dad is in all of this or the extended family.

No mention of any father involvement or Grandparents.

There may be more to this story than is published.

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I hope everyone's ready for the slap on the wrist due to age and gender…..

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