Today’s Independent has featured a news piece about problems experienced by parents through UK surrogacy caused by the lack of at-birth legal parenthood, resulting in NHS hospitals forcing surrogates to hand over babies to their parents in hospital car parks rather than in the hospital.
We were quoted in the piece about the legal position:
Natalie Gamble, a lawyer who specialises in legal issues surrounding surrogacy, said she had been involved in many similar cases. She said: “This is relatively common, since hospitals do not wish to be involved in the handover of a child who are not legal parents. It’s just one example of how the lack of legal recognition of surrogacy in the UK makes those involved feel what they are doing is somehow illegitimate or murky.”
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