Changing UK Surrogacy Laws – Our Campaign
Responding to the Law Commissions’ consultation
REFORM AREA 7: For international surrogacy arrangements the Law Commissions propose reforms and guidance to make it easier to bring a surrogate child back to the UK
Questions 14 to 46 in the Short Form Survey relate 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:||It is thought that international surrogacy arrangements may count for up to half of surrogacy arrangements entered into by UK-based IPs. The proposals in this section look to improve the way that these arrangements work.|
|WHAT ARE THE PROPOSALS?:||Chapter 16 of the consultation paper looks at international surrogacy arrangements. It looks at three key areas:
|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
|OUR VIEW:||Surrogacy UK deals solely with UK surrogacy. We welcome proposals that prioritise the welfare of children, protect the rights of surrogates and protect IPs who are looking to create their family overseas.|
Click here to download the Short Form Survey and respond to the Law Commission’s provisional proposals. Questions 14 to 46 refer to this reform area.
Back to intro page or click on the reform areas below to learn more:
|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|