Our surrogacy lawyers will provide you with bespoke legal advice from the start of your journey to the end helping you secure legal parent status. Take advice before you start the surrogacy process to make sure that you can bring the child to the UK and become the legal parents.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (HFEA) regulates surrogacy in the UK. This legislation is applicable to you regardless of which country the surrogacy takes place in. The legal mother is the lady who gives birth to the child and dependent on the circumstances surrounding the insemination or embryo transfer and her marital status, the surrogate’s husband/partner may be the second legal parent. The only way in which you can completely extinguish those legal rights is to secure a Parental Order.
A foreign birth certificate is not recognised as evidence of legal parent status in this jurisdiction. Being legal parents in another country does not make you the legal parents in the UK.
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