The Guardian on new parents stuck in the US amid COVID-19 shutdown

The Guardian has covered the story of parents through US surrogacy who have been stranded in the US with newborns after the US announced closure of its passport office this week.  Quoting us, the article says:

“Brilliant Beginnings, a British surrogacy agency, has eight babies due to be born via US surrogates in the next six months, and three babies, including the Washingtons’ son, currently stuck there.  “Their parents are extremely worried about how they will get to the US in time for their birth” said Natalie Gamble, a UK expert in fertility and surrogacy law. “These babies are their babies and they need to be responsible for them from birth.”

British parents of children born via a surrogate abroad can make an application to the Home Office for a British nationality registration, thereby entitling the child to emergency travel documentation, but this process can take up to six months. “They can’t be stuck there for six months” Gamble said.  She has written to the home secretary, Priti Patel, asking her to intervene and make emergency travel documents available to these children.”

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