Changing UK Surrogacy Laws – Our Campaign
Responding to the Law Commission’s consultation
REFORM AREA 4: Double donation (no genetic link to IPs required) could be permitted under the New Pathway in domestic surrogacy
Question 20 in the Short Form Survey relates to the bundle of proposals discussed below .
There are two parts to our guidance on this bundle of reforms:
- A summary of the Law Commissions’ provisional proposals
- Surrogacy UK’s emerging views on the provisional proposals (please note these are provisional views that will evolve as we consult with our members and the surrogacy community)
|SUMMARY OF THE LAW COMMISSIONS’ PROVISIONAL PROPOSALS|
|OVERVIEW:||The proposal by the Law Commissions is to remove the need for one of the IPs to have a genetic link to the child/children born through surrogacy where it is medically necessary. This would bring surrogacy law in line with other forms of assisted reproduction, such as IVF, which allows the use of fully donated embryos (or “double donation”)|
|WHEN WOULD DOUBLE DONATION BE ALLOWED?:||
|WHAT ARE SURROGACY UK’S EMERGING VIEWS ON THE PROVISIONAL PROPOSALS?
PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE PROVISIONAL VIEWS THAT WILL EVOLVE AS WE CONSULT WITH OUR MEMBERS AND THE SURROGACY COMMUNITY
Click here to download the Short Form Survey and respond to the Law Commissions’ provisional proposals. Question 20 refers to this reform area.
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|Reform Area 1||Creation of a new pathway that allows intended parents to be legal parents from birth|
|Reform Area 2||Specific requirements and safeguards that are mandated for entry into the New Pathway|
|Reform Area 3||A regulator for surrogacy and regulated surrogacy organisations|
|Reform Area 4||Double donation (no genetic link to IPs required) could be permitted under the New Pathway in domestic surrogacy|
|Reform Area 5||Creation of a national surrogacy register so those born through surrogacy can access information about their origins|
|Reform Area 6||The Law Commission asks an open question about what kinds of payments should be allowed in surrogacy arrangements|
|Reform Area 7||For international surrogacy arrangements the Law Commission proposes reform and guidance to make it easier to bring a surrogate child back to the UK|