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American celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton came into the jungle to entertain, saying he will “do whatever I have to do to be entertaining.”
It’s for this reason, we surprised to see the single father-of-three, opening up so quickly to his campmates about his very personal surrogacy journey.
“It was really easy for me to have a child through surrogacy. You know, I got this agency who helped facilitate everything and I found my egg donor very quickly,” he explains.
Speaking to the camera, Perez adds: “The way I did it, my children are my own biological kids. My sperm with an egg donor and then a separate surrogate that carried the children, and I love it. Just mentioning my kids right now puts a smile on my face. I love it. I love my kids.”
Perez goes onto say that surrogacy is very expensive. “The way I did it, it was like $US200,000 per child, which is a lot.”
Radio host, Myf Warhurst then talks up about her desire to have children one day.
“I’m 46. I took the IVF road, but I never finished it, so I don’t know,” she says.
“And adoption is also really difficult in Australia. I’ve looked into that too.”
Speaking to the camera, Myf explains how the journey to parenthood isn’t a straightforward for everyone.
“You can go into life thinking you’ll tick off all those boxes but life is not like that. I think if there are options it’s good that people should talk about it.”
Myf also touches on the adoption guidelines in Australia.
“In Victoria you can’t do it if your, I mean I’m partnered, but when I was looking into it I was single. You can’t do it. You have to be in a couple. Which is like so archaic in this day and age, you know?
Tune into I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on Network Ten.
Considering surrogacy or adoption? Here’s a round-up of where the Australian law is at.
Currently under Australian law, altruistic surrogacy (surrogacy arrangements in which the surrogate is not compensated) is allowed, but commercial surrogacy (where the surrogate receives compensation) is banned in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
There are currently no surrogacy laws in the Northern Territory.
As a result, many infertile Australian couples seek the services of surrogate mothers from the United States, India and other countries.
For more details visit Surrogacy Australia.
Each state and territory has its own rules and regulations for adoption.
All Australian states and territories except for the Northern Territory allow adoption by same-sex couples.
Likewise, all states and territories allow adoption by LGBT individuals, though in the NT it has to be ruled as ‘exceptional circumstances’.
Most states and territories allow individuals to apply for adoption, with the exception of Victoria.
Australia practices open adoption for both domestic and international adoptions.
For more details visit, Adopt Change.