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25 May, 2017

More High Court decisions following sperm donor clinic errors

More High Court decisions following sperm donor clinic errors

Another NGA case has been published recently, and joins the long list of other declaration of parentage cases, nicknamed the “Alphabet” cases which have been heard by the High Court. The basic facts of each of these cases is that an “anomaly” has been found on the Form WP and/or Form PP, which are the HFEA forms which must be completed before treatment starts at a fertility clinic. These forms confer parentage where unmarried women conceive through IVF treatment using a sperm donor, and any m...

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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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