Key Law Commission surrogacy reform recommendations
* A new surrogacy pathway for some U.K. surrogacy arrangements (those which involve fertility clinics or licensed surrogacy organisations) which enables the intended parents to be the legal parents from birth without a court process, provided the surrogate agrees
* An improved post-birth parental order process for arrangements which fall outside this, in particular international surrogacy and independent traditional surrogacy cases
* A licensing system for U.K. surrogacy organisations to ensure common standards
* A national register of information to preserve information for surrogate children
We will be reviewing and considering the proposals in detail and will share our thoughts in due course.
“NGA Law and Brilliant Beginnings have campaigned for more than a decade for surrogacy law reform, and are delighted the Law Commissions have taken on this project. Having supported more than
a thousand families through surrogacy, we see on a daily basis the difficulties arising from the current law, which is outdated, cumbersome and does not adequately protect the interests of surrogates, intended parents or children.”
Find out more about our campaign for law reform from the Brilliant Beginnings website.
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