NGA has been quoted by the BBC today, reporting on Indian surrogacy:
“There are not only medical warnings but according to leading surrogacy lawyer Natalie Gamble, legal issues too.
“The first hurdle is immigration, and in many cases the conflicting laws between the UK and India will mean that the child is born stateless,” she says.
“The application for a discretionary passport can be long and difficult and parents should expect to be stuck in India for several months following the birth.
“They will also need to apply for a parental order to be recognised as the parents in the UK.
“The application has to be made within six months of the birth and, if the arrangement is a commercial one, will be heard in the High Court.
“There is an increasing track record of applications like this being granted, but the court will look at every case carefully and individually,” she says.”
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