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Surrogacy: Law Practice and Policy in England and Wales

Date:25 JAN 2018
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Since the first UK surrogacy case hit the headlines in 1985 with the birth of Baby Cotton, surrogacy law has been evolving in the UK, and indeed throughout the world. As the pool of adoptable babies continues to shrink, the growth of surrogacy as a means of supporting childless couples to start their families is a trend that is likely to continue. 

Countries such as the US and the Ukraine offer tailor-made commercial surrogacy packages to childless couples and these packages offer the chance for UK families to start their surrogacy journey with little or no delay. But while the surrogacy arrangement itself may be easy to set up, there are complications that can follow when the intended parents seek to return to the UK with their new baby. 

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