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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14 Dec, 2016

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House of Lords debates surrogacy law reform

Helen and Natalie were invited to attend a debate in the House of Lords this evening on UK surrogacy law reform, together with other members of the surrogacy community. Led

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02 Nov, 2015

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An end to surrogacy in India for UK couples?

Surrogacy has hit the headlines again, with India apparently in the process of prohibiting foreign couples engaging in surrogacy there.  With hundreds of UK parents travelling to India for surrogacy each year,

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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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01 Jul, 2015

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High Court awards parenthood for international surrogacy children – 8 and 5 years after they were born

In a landmark ruling published today (Re A and B 2015), the High Court has awarded legal parenthood for two surrogate-born children, age 8 and 5, who were left ‘legally

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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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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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04 Mar, 2015

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Single Dad through surrogacy granted adoption order in legal first

The UK High Court has awarded an adoption order to a single dad through surrogacy, in the first case of its kind in the UK. Describing the law as a

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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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