Creating a family through surrogacy is a popular family building option. Surrogacy enables you to start a family and have a much wanted biological child.
Surrogacy in the UK is legally restricted. Under UK law a surrogacy agreement is not recognised as a legally binding contract. UK law prohibits intended parents and surrogates from advertising.
Surrogacy raises complex legal issues, particularly international surrogacy. English law treats a surrogate mother (and her spouse or civil partner) as a surrogate born child's legal parents (with parental responsibility) at birth. This means no matter where in the world the surrogacy arrangement takes place, one or both intended parents have no legal status for a surrogate born child at birth, irrespective of the child's biological parents.