Over and over again we are asked, “Why shouldn’t surrogacy be commercialised? Why shouldn’t surrogates be paid for what they do?” Firstly, we asked our surrogates… and they do not want to be paid! In fact, the overwhelming majority said they wouldn’t do it if they were paid. It undermines all the reasons they chose … Continue reading Why shouldn’t we pay UK surrogates?
SURROGACY NEEDS YOU! GOVERNMENT DEBATE ON SURROGACY: TUESDAY 21st JANUARY PLEASE WRITE TO YOUR MP TO ASK THEM TO ATTEND There will be a Government debate on Government policy on surrogacy on Tuesday 21st January at 4.30pm. Many of you are aware of the campaigning that SurrogacyUK and many others have been doing to try … Continue reading Goverment Debate on Surrogacy – 21st January 2020
In December 2015 my wife Elle and I received the most precious and amazing Christmas present imaginable. In fact, until it happened it probably wasn’t actually imaginable as we never thought we would have the privilege of becoming parents. Fourteen months after ‘Team Wonderland’ was created our beautiful baby boy Fynlo was born thanks to … Continue reading Thoughts about a sibling project
At SurrogacyUK, when a surrogate wants to get to know Intended Parents better, she asks our Admin Manager to make ‘The Call’. This event is talked of by IPs with a mixture of excitement, hope and nervousness, but they’re not the only ones anxiously checking their phones! Some of our surrogates share how they felt … Continue reading Waiting for ‘The Call’ – our surrogates share their experiences
ALMOST 95% OF SURROGATES WOULD SUPPORT A CHANGE IN THE LAW SO THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER RECOGNISED AS THE MOTHER OF THE CHILD AT BIRTH, ACCORDING TO A SURVEY CARRIED OUT BY SURROGACYUK. THE SURVEY RESULTS ARE PUBLISHED AS THE ORGANISATION CALLS ON THE LAW COMMISSION TO GO FURTHER WITH THEIR PROPOSED REFORMS TO … Continue reading Press Release: SurrogacyUK’s Response to the Law Commissions Consultation
In light of the recent proposed changes to the UK law regarding surrogacy by the Law Commission, there have been some fairly scathing attacks on surrogacy, in its entirety, by many women’s rights groups. As someone who has always strongly identified as a feminist, and champions equal rights for women in my life and in … Continue reading Surrogacy and Feminism: Can the two go hand in hand?