Monday, May 7, 2018

[United Kingdom] Surrogacy reform could remove automatic rights from birth parents | The Telegraph | Olivia Rudgard

There is a review of Surrogacy Laws in the United Kingdom and one of the options on the table is "automatic" removal of parental rights from birth parents in favour of "intended parents".  This will no doubt be a vigourously debated reform.

"Surrogacy laws could be reformed to remove automatic rights from birth parents, under plans being examined by the Government. 

Law Commission recommendations to reform surrogacy law have received Government backing and will be developed to make the rules "fit for the modern world". 

A three-year project will examine the current rules which give a woman and her husband automatic parentage over any child she gives birth to, even if the child is not biologically theirs". 

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