22 May, 2018

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Transgender parents and contact arrangements – Am I at risk of losing my children if I transition?

All children have a right to a relationship with both (or all) their parents. The law is no different if a parent is transgender or has gender identity issues, but

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21 May, 2018

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Do I need my ex’s permission to move abroad with our child ?

The law protects a child’s right to a relationship with both (or all) of his or her parents. That means that there are rules surrounding whether a parent can move

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14 May, 2018

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Domicile – what does it mean and why is it important if you are having a baby through surrogacy?

A parental order is the UK legal solution for surrogacy; it is a post-birth court order which makes the intended parents the legal parents of their child and permanently extinguishes

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11 May, 2018

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Travelling home with your baby after surrogacy abroad – the options

Your most pressing concern if you have a baby born through international surrogacy may be how quickly you can get home after he or she is born. This is often

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04 May, 2018

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How do I apply for step-parent adoption in the UK?

Step-parent adoption is a way of consolidating an existing relationship with a child and putting it onto a secure legal footing. There are various situations in which a step-parent or

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02 May, 2018

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Celebrating 3 years of shared adoption leave and pay for new parents through surrogacy

Since 5 April 2015, UK parents to children born through surrogacy have been entitled to adoption leave and pay. The reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014 followed a

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18 Apr, 2018

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I am donor conceived – what information can I find out about my donor?

Natalie and Helen were delighted to attend a reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday evening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Donor Conception Network, a world-leading charity

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13 Apr, 2018

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Should I put a pre-nuptial agreement in place before I get married or register a civil partnership?

One of the biggest issues when getting divorced or dissolving a civil partnership is unpicking your respective finances. Increasing numbers of couples are considering putting a pre-nuptial agreement in place

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09 Apr, 2018

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Why do I need a will for a surrogacy arrangement?

Putting a will in place is on many of our to-do lists. With busy lives and various responsibilities, making a will usually ends up getting overlooked and becomes as a

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26 Mar, 2018

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Single parent surrogacy – the government must heed Parliament’s warning

Natalie has written a comment piece for this week’s Bionews supporting Parliament’s criticism of the government ‘remedial order’ which will enable single parents, like couples, to apply for a parental

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