Surrogacy Court Process
The surrogacy court process starts with your application for a Parental Order should be issued as soon as you have the child’s birth certificate and before the child is 6 months old. This is done on a C51 form and with the court fee which is currently £215 per application (not per child!). The surrogacy court process begins at this point.
A Parental Order Reporting Officer will be appointed. This officer will conduct safeguarding checks as soon possible. The court needs to be satisfied that there are no issues which mean that the child is at risk of harm. Once safeguarding checks are complete, the Officer is appointed to prepare a report for the Court recommending whether an Order is in the best interests of the child.
The Parental Order reporting officer will then contact you and arrange to meet you at the child’s home. He/she will take detailed information from you about your surrogacy journey.
At the first Hearing, the court is presented with the evidence in your case. The evidence will be reviewed and the Judge will decide whether further evidence is required. If further evidence is required, directions will be made, the case is then listed for another Hearing. A Parental Order should be made as soon as the directions have been complied with.
Do contact us to advise you throughout this process. We will help gather all of the evidence required for the Parental Order.
Please call our surrogacy lawyers for advice on the surrogacy court process today on 01727 884 688 / 07980 917882 or e-mail Harjit directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
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