As leading fertility solicitors working in this sector , for over a decade, we can offer all the support & guidance , you need , throughout your journey.
We know that undertaking a Surrogacy journey can be a daunting & emotional process. There are so many options, questions you will have and navigating through these is confusing . As such, we strongly advise clients to do their research, meet those that have undertaken the journey before and importantly seek advice ,as early on as possible, to help create a comprehensive surrogacy plan and budget accordingly.
Choosing which jurisdiction to start your surrogacy arrangements , may be your first consideration , in your exciting journey. This will then lead on to:
- Finding the surrogate;
- Choosing your advisors and clinic;
- If choosing a surrogate based overseas then getting early immigration advice is essential;
- Managing expectations and setting a realistic budget for expenses, legal costs and, where applicable, flights and insurance policies; and
- Agreeing terms which are carefully documented between you and your surrogate.
This is a simplistic overview of the process , as a general guide only.
We have helped numerous intended parents and indeed surrogates on their surrogacy journey, so we understand the importance of being prepared and informed right at the start. We also know that you need to trust your advisors, have us readily available and have transparency regarding costs throughout. Hence we offer, where possible, a fixed fee bundle of services, detailed at the onset.
It is essential to understand that regardless of the location of the surrogate, UK or overseas, intended parents returning to reside in the UK with their child will still need a UK Parental Order to secure legal parenthood.
Hopefully all will go to plan , but you should also rest assure that if things go wrong, we have experience in stepping in and securing favourable outcomes; whether the issues be related to intended parents separating, surrogates making unreasonable demands or mismanaged programmes by the agents or medical complications. Sadly, we have experienced many scenarios, but we have successfully navigated these to the clients’ satisfaction.
For common questions about UK surrogacy, please see our advice below. For overseas jurisdictions please do read our applicable pages for more information.
We are surrogacy , fertility lawyers covering the City of London, Central London, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Hackney, Richmond up Thames, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Camden, Harrow, Haringey, Southwark, Lambeth, Croydon, Bromley, Bexley, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Enfield, Barnet, Hillingdon, Ealing, Hounslow, Greenwich, Lewisham, Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton, Kingston upon Thames, Barking & Dagenham, Newham and Brent. International surrogacy in the USA, US, California , New York, Canada , Ukraine
Also we have and do handle surrogacy outside of London: Surrogacy lawyers for Wales; Cardiff & Swansea and surrounding areas. Surrogacy legal experts in Leeds, York , Manchester, Bristol, Chester, Cheshire, and Birmingham.