Surrogacy legal advice
Legal advice on surrogacy in the UK or, surrogacy abroad.
We are completely independent so that our advice to you is 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 and facebook recommendations show.
We have acted for couples who have been through surrogacy in most destinations where 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 who is a surrogacy lawyer. Harjit is an accredited family law solicitor specialising in surrogacy following her own fertility journey. Over the years she has expanded her experience to cover most surrogacy destinations across the globe.
Harjit is passionate about helping couples create families and 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 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:-
- The law changed suddenly making the arrangement illegal.
- A surrogate changed her mind and retained the child.
- The surrogate disappeared.
- Where the surrogate refused a termination request and the child was born with multiple disabilities.
- The intended parents had difficulty proving domicile.
- Intended parents were over 70 years of age.
- Multiple births took place (4) in one surrogacy arrangement.
- The deadline for making an application for a Parental Order expired.
- Local Ministry of Health refused to issue a birth certificate.
- Legal father refused to provide consent following a divorce.
- 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.
- Intended parents were stuck in a destination for 8 months awaiting the child’s first British Passport.
- The clinic refused to co-operate and provided no paperwork or invoices to the intended parents regarding payments to the surrogate.
- Child was taken into care prior to the Parental Order being granted.
- Embryos were shipped to another jurisdiction.
- Where the IP’s separated before the child was born.
Call us for bespoke advice about your surrogacy journey.
Legal advice on surrogacy based on the law in England.
We will not recommend any surrogacy provider, destination, agency or clinic. 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.