13 Oct, 2017

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Is it too late to change your mind if you decided against applying for a parental order when your child was born?

In the recently published case of Re B (Foreign Surrogacy) [2016] EWFC 77, High Court judge Mrs Justice Theis made a parental order in respect of a child born following

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22 Jan, 2016

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High Court gives guidance for international surrogacy cases, after newborn surrogate twins are left stranded for a year in India

In yet another decision to highlight the deficiencies of UK surrogacy law, the High Court has criticised the handling of an international surrogacy case in which twins born to British

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07 Sep, 2015

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High Court rules it cannot grant birth certificates to single dads through surrogacy

In a High Court decision today, the President of the Family Division has ruled that UK law cannot be stretched to recognise children born to single parents through surrogacy. Denying

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17 Jul, 2015

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High Court awards parental order in first South African surrogacy case

Following a recent ruling by the High Court (Re A [2015] EWHC 1756 (Fam)), legal parenthood has been awarded to a same sex couple who had a child, born through

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18 Jun, 2015

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Are contracts and pre-birth orders the way forward for UK surrogacy?

Natalie and NGA paralegal Melissa Elsworth have co-written an article published in this month’s International Family Law about the future of UK surrogacy law. ‘Are contracts and pre-birth orders the way

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29 Jan, 2015

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Becoming legal parents after surrogacy – it may not be too late

Nicola has written an article for Gay Star News about the implications of the recent High Court ruling allowing late parental order applications.  For gay dads (and other parents) who

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03 Oct, 2014

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Court unlocks ‘nonsensical’ law for surrogacy parents who miss six month deadline to secure parental status

Until now, intended parents could only apply to become legal parents within six months of the birth of their child.  But in a key ruling today, the President of the High Court

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02 Oct, 2014

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Surrogacy transformed my life, but is it morally acceptable?

In 2011, the NGA team helped Alice Jolly and her husband to complete their family through US surrogacy after an incredibly difficult journey of repeated miscarriages and stillbirth.  Alice is a novelist

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22 Aug, 2014

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Baby Gammy case sparks debate about surrogacy law reform

We have been busy over the last few weeks speaking to the media about the baby Gammy case and why surrogacy law needs to be brought up to date.  Amidst a

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11 Feb, 2014

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New Foreign Office guidance for parents planning international surrogacy

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has today published updated guidance for parents planning international surrogacy arrangements.   We have been working with the FCO on this new guidance as part of our

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