Surrogacy: who are the parents of a surrogate-born child?
The law in the UK concerning the legal parentage of surrogate children is complex. You cannot, for example, assume that someone who is a biological parent is a legal parent, or that, if your legal status as the parents is secured in one country, you will have the same recognition in the UK automatically.
Find out more about:
- Who is the legal mother after surrogacy
- Who is the legal father (or second parent) after surrogacy
- Who goes on the birth certificate after surrogacy
- Who has parental responsibility.
How we can help
We are the UK's leading experts in surrogacy and parenthood. Contact us if you would like us to:
- Advise you on your position as intended parents and the steps that you need to take to secure your position; we help married couples, unmarried couples, gay couples and single parents
- Advise on the interaction of UK and other law on parenthood; we deal with international surrogacy cases involving countries all over the world
- Help you to acquire parental responsibility and any other interim measures
- Help you to apply for a parental order or take other steps to secure your position permanently
- Advise you on your position as surrogate parents.