Natalie Gamble Associates

Registering the birth in the UK

If the child is born in England or Wales, the birth will be registered under the law of England and Wales.

The surrogate needs to attend the birth registration.  The registrar will record the legal parents as the surrogate and her spouse (or alternatively the surrogate and one of the intended parents, if they are legal parents and attend the birth registration).  If an intended parent has been nominated as a legal parent using the HFEA forms, you will need to take a copy of these forms with you.

The child can be given the intended parents' surname if everyone agrees.

After a parental order is granted, the initial birth certificate will be re-registered in the names of both intended parents.