07 Sep, 2015


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


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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01 Jul, 2015


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


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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11 May, 2015


High Court awards care of baby girl to gay couple

NGA has been in the news this week, having represented a same-sex couple awarded main care of their baby daughter after a 15 month High Court battle. In H v S

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05 Apr, 2015


‘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


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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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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