Surrogacy Law Reform
Updated: Aug 22, 2022
In 2019 the Law Commission began work on reforming the law with regard to Surrogacy. We at Calon Law understand better than most how important this law change is needed. We ourselves are going through a surrogacy journey so we understand surrogacy law better than most.
Currently, at birth the law recognises the birth mother as the legal guardian, which would be the surrogate. Even though the baby may bear no genetic relation to the surrogate any future medical decisions could not be made by the intended parents whom the baby now resides with. The law change would ensure the legal responsibilities would reside with the intended parents from the moment of birth. This is what is wanted by all those involved and is in the best interests of the child.
We would like to congratulate Surrogacy UK for all their hard work getting this law change this far. It will make such a difference.