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Dispelling myths about surrogacy in the UK and the need for reform: report of the Surrogacy UK Working Group on surrogacy law reform

Date:23 NOV 2015
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Louisa Ghevaert Partner and Head of Fertility and Parenting at Michelmores LLP

The Report of the Surrogacy UK Working Group on Surrogacy Law Reform in November 2015 shines a light on the reality of surrogacy in the UK. It dispels myths about surrogacy which have influenced policy and debate and finds the time is right for reform because law regulating surrogacy in the UK is 30 years old and therefore out of date. The report also makes recommendations on how to achieve surrogacy law reform in the UK.

Surrogacy myths

It is difficult to find accurate data about surrogacy arrangements entered into by intended parents from the UK. This is not surprising given the lack of centralised information about surrogacy. In addition different government agencies and organisations record different parts of the process.

Over the summer of 2015 Surrogacy UK (SUK) therefore undertook its own survey on surrogacy in the UK. It received 434 responses including responses from 111 surrogates and 206 intended parents....

Read the full article here.