The Human Rights Act & Surrogacy

A Single Father’s Journey: The Trilogy The Family Courts have recently had to grapple with the particularly thorny issue of a single man seeking a Parental Order for a child born through surrogacy. Under the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 2008 (HFEA), S54(1) and (2), only a couple who are married, civil partners or in […]

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Used a US Surrogate & returning to the UK?

The law in the UK in relation to Surrogacy Arrangements is complicated and can lack the certainty that most couples wanting to have children seek. Many British couples are therefore attracted to going abroad, where in some countries, a much more liberal approach is taken.  For example, some countries will allow intended parents to be […]

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Surrogacy Law in more detail…

Our surrogacy lawyers provide advice below on the current surrogacy laws: From 6th April 2010 the surrogacy rules were revolutionized regarding the assignment of parental rights and the recording of non-biological parents on a child’s birth certificate. How the law works and how it will effect your specific circumstances is explored below, but if we […]

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Surrogacy: Becoming recognised parents

Having a child is both an exciting and daunting prospect for any parent, but choosing to have a surrogacy arrangement can be even more daunting due to the complex issues involved. Surrogacy arrangements are intricate and involve a number of different people all with different and sometimes conflicting roles.  Understanding the laws, risks, stages and […]

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