The recent Thailand surrogacy scandals have sparked an international discussion on surrogacy laws and regulations.
Currently, the Thai Parliament is reviewing a Thailand draft surrogacy act. The draft legislation, known as the Protection of Children Born as a Result of Assisted Reproductive Technologies Bill, was actually first drafted in 2004. It was approved by the Cabinet in 2010, but never became law.
The English translation of the proposed Thailand draft surrogacy act currently being reviewed is available at Thai Law Forum.
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The Employment Department announced that migrant workers, including Myanmar, Lao, and Cambodian nationals, cannot be employed as nannies in Thailand, reports the Bangkok Post.
Sumeth Mahosot, the director-general of the Employment Department, made the announcement in early August.
Law firm Chaninat and Leeds has a staff of Thailand child custody lawyers prepared to defend a parent’s rights in Thai Family Courts.
The announcement came after Dr. Duangporn Asvarachan, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Hospital’s deputy director, “expressed concern about the influence nannies and domestic helpers from different cultural and social environments have on a child’s development,” reports the Bangkok Post.
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