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24 May, 2014

International surrogacy: UK High Court awards parenthood to couple living in France

International surrogacy: UK High Court awards parenthood to couple living in France

In its latest published international surrogacy decision, the High Court has awarded a British-French couple living in France a parental order in respect of their son born through international surrogacy. The case makes clear that you don't need to live in the UK to get a parental order, sets out the rules on domicile for expatriate parents, and issues a warning about pitfalls under UK adoption law. The case of CC v DD (2014) involved a British mother and French father (represented by our tea...

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23 May, 2014

Court of Appeal rules for non-birth mother in lesbian parenting case

Court of Appeal rules for non-birth mother in lesbian parenting case

In an important decision on same sex parenting, the Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a non-birth lesbian mother seeking parental responsibility (the legal authority to be involved in decision-making), despite her lack of legal parenthood. The non-birth mother had provided her eggs to her former partner, who conceived (with donated sperm) and gave birth to twin girls in 2008. The means of conception split biological and gestational parenthood: one partner was the birth mother, the other...

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