Creating LGBT+ families

Building a family as an LGBT+ parent takes planning.

We can help you understand the legal aspects, offering expert practical advice on how the law works and what you need to do, and helping you with any legal processes needed to safeguard your family's status.                                         

Contact us to arrange a meeting in person, by Skype or telephone.

You can fill in our contact form, call us on +44 (0) 20 3701 5915 or email us.

Surrogacy

Many LGBT+ intended parents need the help of a surrogate to carry their child, including single parents and couples, whether cisgender or trans. The UK’s most experienced surrogacy lawyers, we offer a range of legal advice, support and representation services to help you (as well as offering practical help through our sister organisation Brilliant Beginnings).

Find out more about our surrogacy law services.

Donor conception and co-parenting 

It is really common as an LGBT+ intended parent to conceive with the help of an egg or sperm donor. You may also be donating your sperm as a known donor or entering into a co-parenting arrangement. As leading fertility lawyers responsible for many of the cases which have shaped UK law, we offer a range of legal advice, support and representation services to help you navigate the law on fertility treatment, parenthood and parental responsibility.

Find out more about our donor conception and co-parenting law services.

Adoption 

Single parents and couples can adopt under UK law, irrespective of sexual orientation and gender identity. You may be adopting a child who is unrelated to you (in the UK or overseas) or you may be using adoption law to secure your connection with a child who is already a part of your family. We offer a range of adoption law advice, support and representation services to help you.

Find out more about our adoption law services.

Assisted reproduction

If you are storing eggs, sperm or gametes for the future, you may need advice about the legal framework.  We can also help you have questions about how stored eggs, sperm or embryos can be used further down the line. 

Find out more about our assisted reproduction law services.     

Looking for more information about creating families?

Our free online Knowledge Centre contains guidance, published articles, law and access to the forms you may need, including information about:

Surrogacy law - including surrogacy in the UK, international surrogacy and surrogacy campaigning

Donor conception and co-parenting law - including treatment at a clinic, known donation and co-parenting, legal parenthood and donor conception campaigning

Adoption law - including UK adoption and inter-country adoption

Fertililty treatment law - including storage and use of eggs, sperm and embryos, posthumous conception, trans family creation

Contact us to arrange a meeting in person, by Skype or telephone.

You can fill in our contact form, call us on +44 (0) 20 3701 5915 or email us