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From our blog

7 Apr, 2017

UK Court of Appeal rules that baby should live with surrogate after 'Facebook' arrangement ends in dispute

UK Court of Appeal rules that baby should live with surrogate after 'Facebook' arrangement ends in dispute

The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a same-sex couple against a High Court ruling last year that their gestational surrogate could keep the baby she carried for them. The couple met the surrogate on a Facebook group and, after a brief meeting at Burger King, flew her to Cyprus for embryo transfer using eggs from a donor and one of the fathers' sperm. During the pregnancy the relationship between the adults broke down, with the surrogate feeling that the couple's treatment of her...

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9 Feb, 2017

UK law to change for single parents through surrogacy

UK law to change for single parents through surrogacy

We are thrilled to announce that UK law will be changed to permit single parents who have children through surrogacy to apply for a parental order. Under the current law, only couples can apply for a parental order to fully secure their parentage after surrogacy.  While it has never been illegal for UK single parents to conceive with the help of a surrogate, the lack of legal remedy afterwards has long meant that they are not securely recognised as sole legal parents.  That is now set to chan...

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