We are specialists in surrogacy law and advise couples who embark upon surrogacy in the UK or, surrogacy abroad.
We have experience dealing with most destinations, charities, clinics and agencies in the UK and abroad but we are completely independent of them so that our advice to you can be impartial. Our role is to provide you with bespoke legal advice about surrogacy and how to become the legal parent. We do not pay or, accept any referral fees. Our business is built on trust and recommendations as our testimonials show.
We have acted for couples who go through surrogacy in most destinations where commercial surrogacy is available. Therefore we have vast experience of surrogacy cases and are not afraid to take on any challenge. We pride ourselves on being approachable, affordable and reliable.
Surrogacy Lawyers was set up by Harjit Sarang. Harjit is an accredited family law solicitor who started specialising in surrogacy following her own long fertility journey. Over the years she has expanded her experience to cover most surrogacy destinations across the globe and has vast experience in this area.
Harjit is passionate about helping couples create families and also proudly works alongside the gay and lesbian community promoting equal rights and recognition for same sex couples. Harjit represents couples who wish to create families through surrogacy, donor conception or, co-parenting.
Please visit our testimonials page and read what other British couples say about us.
Most surrogacy arrangements are successful. However, the examples below demonstrate what can go wrong. It may not happen to you but if it does, rest assured that we have already acted in these situations successfully. Please feel free to contact us for information on any of the listed case examples if you wish to know more.
We have experience navigating couples through the following complex situations:-
- Where the law changed suddenly making the arrangement illegal.
- Where the surrogate changed her mind and retained the child.
- Where the surrogate disappeared.
- Where the surrogate refused a termination request and the child was born with multiple disabilities.
- Where the intended parents had difficulty proving domicile.
- Where the intended parents were over 70 years of age.
- Where multiple births took place (4) in one surrogacy arrangement.
- Where the deadline for making an application for a Parental Order expired.
- Where the local Ministry of Health refused to issue a birth certificate.
- Where the legal father refused to provide consent following a divorce.
- Where the surrogate demanded funds in excess of what was agreed.
- Where the surrogate went incommunicado during the pregnancy, retained the child at birth and the IP’s applied for the child to live with them.
- Where the intended parents were stuck in a destination for 8 months awaiting the child’s first British Passport.
- Where the clinic refused to co-operate and provided no paperwork or invoices to the intended parents regarding payments to the surrogate.
- Where the child was taken into care prior to the Parental Order being granted.
- Where embryos were shipped to another jurisdiction.
- Where the IP’s separated before the child was born.
Call us now for bespoke advice about your surrogacy journey.
Please be advised that our role is limited to providing legal advice on surrogacy based on the law in England.
We will not recommend any surrogacy provider, destination, agency or clinic. Entering into a surrogacy arrangement abroad requires much research and advice. Our role is to advise you on your position from a UK law perspective if you were to proceed with your arrangement. If our advice concludes that you can become legal parents following the arrangement, it should not be considered as advice to proceed. If we have acted for couples who have entered into similar arrangements, you should not take that as advice to proceed.
We will not take part in any negotiations for your surrogacy arrangement nor, will we review your surrogacy contracts.