Law commissions for England, Wales and Scotland recommend update to 40-year-old surrogacy law

March 30, 2023

"The intended parents of a child born to a surrogate mother should be able to get legal parenthood from the point of its birth, a government-commissioned review of the existing laws in Britain has concluded....The use of surrogacy to form a family has increased in recent years, but our decades-old laws are outdated and not fit for purpose,” he [Prof Nick Hopkins] said. “Under current law, surrogacy agreements are often a complex and stressful process for all involved."

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