Writing a personal piece in the Guardian about the options for gay men considering starting a family, Michael Segalov talked to Natalie about how surrogacy works in the UK:
“Solicitor Natalie Gamble runs a family law firm and British surrogacy agency. The sector in this country, she assures me, is highly regulated. It’s an act of altruism from the surrogate: no party can legally profit from the process per se. That said, the financial reality is a little complicated: expenses need never be proved or itemised. Generally, Gamble says, the total will be between £15,000 and £25,000.
“UK surrogacy is built on creating a relationship with a woman who agrees to it,” she says. There has to be – at all times – total consent. Of the roughly 430 surrogacy cases to pass through British courts annually, around half are born in the UK. Many of the examples of domestic surrogacy Gamble points to see a friend or family member of would-be parents offer up their womb for gestation.”
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