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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05 Apr, 2015

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‘Maternity leave’ for surrogacy starts today

From today, parents in the UK expecting a child through surrogacy have the same rights to time off work as other new parents. Reforms under the Children and Families Act

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30 Sep, 2013

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European Court of Justice – should mothers through surrogacy have a right to maternity leave?

The European Court of Justice has given conflicting opinions in two cases concerning whether European mothers through surrogacy should be entitled to maternity leave. In the first case, the Advocate General (adviser to the

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12 Sep, 2013

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NGA hosts House of Commons reception to celebrate the grant of maternity leave rights for surrogacy

We were thrilled to host a reception at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday evening to celebrate the change to UK law giving parents through surrogacy rights to maternity leave

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15 Nov, 2012

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Maternity leave rights to be introduced for parents through surrogacy

Some days I feel very proud of what we do here, and today is one of those days. After a campaign of more than five years, I am thrilled to

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23 Sep, 2012

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Pressure mounts on the government to give surrogacy families equal rights

A joint claim has been lodged at the High Court challenging the lack of maternity leave rights for families through surrogacy. Surrogacy UK and a mother directly affected are together

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17 Apr, 2012

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UK surrogacy laws are unfair, says MP today in Parliament

John Healey MP (the former Shadow Secretary of State for Health) spoke clearly and compellingly in the House of Commons this afternoon about the need for proper maternity leave and

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13 Apr, 2012

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Parliament to debate surrogacy maternity rights

John Healey MP will be presenting a Ten Minute Rule Bill in Parliament next Tuesday 17 April calling for improved maternity rights for intended parents through surrogacy.  Surrogacy UK and Natalie Gamble Associates have

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20 Mar, 2012

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Sunday Telegraph – Surrogacy mother launches maternity leave challenge

We are delighted that the Sunday Telegraph has reported the case of a woman who is challenging the UK’s discriminatory rules on maternity leave, highlighting this important issue which affects

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30 Oct, 2009

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Evening Standard highlights the lack of maternity leave for mothers in surrogacy situations

The London Evening Standard has covered the lack of rights to maternity leave for mothers who have a child through surrogacy, and Natalie Gamble is quoted (read the Evening Standard

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