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Parental Orders: Surrogate Motherhood

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 162965, tabled on 11 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on the pre-authorisation of parental orders to enable legal parenthood to be conferred on surrogate parents at the point a child is born.

Answered on

19 July 2018

The Government has supported a review of all surrogacy legislation by the Law Commission. Issues around the process and rules of applying for parental orders will be considered as part of the review.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care