Maternity leave for surrogacy will fail international surrogacy parents unless we act now – Article published in Bionews

June 6, 2014

Natalie has written a comment piece in this week’s Bionews appealing to the government to make sure that the proposed new regulations introducing a form of maternity leave for parents through surrogacy effectively include parents who have children born through surrogacy overseas. NGA Law and Brilliant Beginnings have been working with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills which is drafting the regulations (following success in our campaign to get the law changed) but are concerned about the hole in the new regulations which – as drafted – would not allow parents through international surrogacy to claim leave until their child enters the UK.

Read the full article here.

Footnote – the government responded to this article and our lobbying on this issue and amended the draft regulations so that adoption leave for surrogacy commences from birth, in both international and UK surrogacy cases.

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