14 May, 2018

Domicile – what does it mean and why is it important if you are having a baby through surrogacy?

A parental order is the UK legal solution for surrogacy; it is a post-birth court order which makes the intended parents the legal parents of their child and permanently extinguishes

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04 May, 2018

How do I apply for step-parent adoption in the UK?

Step-parent adoption is a way of consolidating an existing relationship with a child and putting it onto a secure legal footing. There are various situations in which a step-parent or

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16 Dec, 2016

New High Court decision highlights the importance of establishing ‘domicile’ in international surrogacy cases

High Court judge Mrs Justice Theis has granted parental orders for two children born through a gestational surrogacy arrangement in the US. On the surface this is yet another international surrogacy case

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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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24 May, 2014

International surrogacy: UK High Court awards parenthood to couple living in France

In its latest published international surrogacy decision, the High Court has awarded a British-French couple living in France a parental order in respect of their son born through international surrogacy.

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15 Mar, 2013

International surrogacy – UK High Court judge awards parenthood to non-British gay dads

The decision in Re A & B (Parental Order: Domicile) represents another landmark ruling for NGA – a parental order having been granted to a non-British gay couple following the

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