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1 Jul, 2016

High Court rules baby should stay with surrogate after 'Facebook' surrogacy arrangement ends in bitter dispute

High Court rules baby should stay with surrogate after 'Facebook' surrogacy arrangement ends in bitter dispute

High Court judge Ms Justice Russell has ruled that a baby boy should remain living with the gestational surrogate who carried him, after a UK surrogacy arrangement went badly wrong.  The case is a cautionary tale of the risks for all sides where informal surrogacy arrangements are made without strong foundations. The intended parents were a same-sex couple (already fathers to twins through surrogacy) who wanted to extend their family.  They met their surrogate (X) through a surrogacy Facebook...

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30 Jun, 2016

Court of Appeal grants our appeal in Re M posthumous conception case

Court of Appeal grants our appeal in Re M posthumous conception case

We are delighted to report that the Court of Appeal has granted our appeal in the case of Re M today. The case involves a young woman (A) who died of cancer in her 20s.  During a period of remission, she had undergone treatment to collect three eggs which were frozen and which she later referred to as 'my babies on ice'.  When storing the eggs, A completed a form which asked what she wanted to happen in the event of her death.  She wrote YES to the eggs being stored 'for later use', and NO to...

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