Surrogacy is a complex arrangement which often leads to a myriad of practical and legal issues.

It is crucial that the intended parents and the surrogate create a surrogacy agreement that outlines how the arrangement will work. However, it is important to note that even if you make a surrogacy agreement, it cannot be enforced by the law.


Understanding Surrogacy

Surrogacy is when a woman carries a baby for another person or couple.

For many, surrogacy is seen as an alternative to having a baby, especially if the person or couple in question has fertility issues or underlying conditions which make it impossible to carry the baby themselves.

Currently, there are two types of surrogacy: Gestational Surrogacy and Partial Surrogacy.

A gestational surrogacy is where the eggs of the intended mother or donor are used, and, therefore, there is no genetic connection between the surrogate and the baby.

Additionally, partial surrogacy involves the surrogate's eggs being fertilised with the intended father's sperm. If this is the route you have chosen, then we would advise you to do so at a licenced UK fertility clinic.

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How We Can Help You

If surrogacy is your chosen path, then it is important that you know exactly what it entails. It is vital to check that you have the correct eligibility to proceed with surrogacy.

If you wish to learn more about surrogacy, paternal orders, and legal matters surrounding the arrangement, then please get in touch with our experienced team of solicitors, and we will help you to the best of our abilities.


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