There is unlikely to be a single element of our everyday lives which is not touched by Coronavirus. For most, that means sheltering in one place and only travelling for essentials such as food, medicine and to care for vulnerable people. The impact on international travel is one of the most severely impacted sectors, causing chaos for intended parents currently in the middle of an international surrogacy arrangement.
In celebration of National Fertility Week 2019, we ask Fertility specialist Beverley Addison to answer your most asked questions about all things Fertility Law. Today we are talking about becoming parents via surrogacy.
It was recently reported that an anonymous male same-sex couple in Scotland are due to become the first to receive IVF for a surrogate in the UK.
The 3 January 2019 brought a change to UK surrogacy law, allowing single parents to apply for a parental order for the first time. We previously reported on this new piece of legislation here.
Years of campaigning, a High Court case and a snap General election later and we finally have sight of the surrogacy reforms being laid before parliament.
An interesting personal injury case emerged recently which included an award of damages for the cost of future surrogacy arrangements to a patient who lost her fertility due to negligent NHS cancer treatment.
Surrogacy has been announced by the Law Commission as one of the areas of outdated law to be tackled in its’ 13th Programme of Reform. This is huge news for campaigners and lawyers who have experienced first-hand the unfairness and heartache often caused by the current, outdated, legal position.
This week’s blog looks at a recent case rejected by the Court of Criminal Appeal. The case involved a couple convicted of fraud after they were found to have invented a web of lies in an attempt to deceive a father into believing that a child was not his.
Gammy’s story in Thailand throws a spotlight onto the practice of Surrogacy and may prompt calls for Surrogacy Laws to be reconsidered.
A recent English case has highlighted the importance of families obtaining proper legal advice when considering surrogacy arrangements.