With Debra Parker leading our practice in this area, we offer specialised legal services that cover the full spectrum of adoption and surrogacy law, ensuring that your journey towards parenthood is supported by expert advice and compassionate guidance.


Adoption is a legal process that permanently transfers all the legal rights and responsibilities of being a parent from the child's biological parents (where applicable) to the adoptive parents. In Australia, adoption procedures vary by state and territory, but all share the common goal of ensuring the child's best interests are at the forefront.

Our services in adoption include:

  • Legal advice: offering comprehensive advice on the adoption process, eligibility requirements, and legal implications.
  • Application assistance: guiding clients through the complex application process for both local and international adoptions.
  • Representation: representing clients in court proceedings related to the adoption process to ensure a smooth and successful legal transition of parental rights.


Surrogacy involves an agreement where a woman (the surrogate) agrees to carry and give birth to a child for another person or couple (the intended parents). Surrogacy arrangements require careful legal consideration to ensure the rights and responsibilities of all parties are clearly defined and protected.

Our expertise in surrogacy encompasses:

  • Surrogacy agreements: drafting comprehensive surrogacy agreements that address all legal requirements and protect the interests of both the surrogate and the intended parents.
  • Legal advice: providing advice on the legal aspects of surrogacy, including the process for obtaining parentage orders that transfer legal parentage from the surrogate to the intended parents.
  • Conflict resolution: assisting in the resolution of any disputes that may arise during the surrogacy process, ensuring a clear path to parenthood for our clients.

Previous specialist experience

Our teams’ expertise ensures that clients receive not only legal services but also advice on contracts, agreements, and the broader implications of adoption and surrogacy on family dynamics. Our dedication to these areas of law has resulted in numerous successful outcomes for clients, navigating the complexities of these processes with professionalism and empathy.

Why chose us?

Expert guidance: led by Debra Parker's expertise, our firm offers unparalleled guidance in adoption and surrogacy matters, backed by a deep understanding of the legal landscape.

Comprehensive support: from initial consultation to the finalisation of your adoption or surrogacy journey, we provide a full range of legal services tailored to your unique situation.

Client-centred approach: we prioritize your family's needs and aspirations, offering personalised support and clear communication throughout your journey.

Embarking on your adoption or surrogacy journey

Whether you are considering adoption, exploring surrogacy, or require legal support in these areas, Parker Coles Curtis is here to guide and support you every step of the way. Contact us to learn how we can assist you in fulfilling your dream of parenthood through our specialized legal services in adoption and surrogacy.

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