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Protecting your right to be a parent in surrogacy arrangements


23/06/2015   By: Rose-Marie Drury
Having a baby through a surrogacy arrangement can often be a long and difficult journey for intended parents. It’s important to ensure that at the end of that journey your legal position as parents is protected. It’s estimated that up to 2,000 children are born each year to UK intended parents through surrogacy – the vast majority are born overseas in places such as India and California where commercial surrogacy is permitted. However, many intended parents are unaware that they need to apply for a parental order from the English court to become legal parents and last year only 241 applications were made for these essential orders.

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