Law Commission review on surrogacy
The Law Commission is inviting views on a number of points of law as it relates to surrogacy. Issues in the law that may be in need of reform include:
- Surrogacy and the single parent: there is no power for the court to make a parental order in favour of a single person (as opposed to a couple)
- Parental orders: there is potential uncertainty caused by surrogates (and sometimes their husbands) being entered as parent(s) on the birth certificate of a child born as the result of a surrogacy arrangement
- The regulation of surrogacy: a project could consider the current regulation of each aspect of surrogacy arrangements, as well as the application of the welfare (of the child) principle in surrogacy arrangements
Responses are due before 31 October 2016. Details can be found here.