The Independent on surrogacy law reform

The Independent has featured an article about surrogacy law reform, reporting on the Law Commission’s provisional recommendations announced this week. The article says: “New parents should be able to acquire legal responsibility for a surrogate child as soon as it is born, rather than having to apply for it through the courts, law commissioners state.”

On the issue of payments, the consultation includes questions about the categories of payments intended parents should be able to make to a surrogate.  Quoting Brilliant Beginnings it says:

“Brilliant Beginnings – an organisation that supports gestational surrogates – states that expenses in the UK can include anything from travel costs, treatment costs, maternity clothes, counselling or professional support in connection with surrogacy, childcare costs and any loss of earnings.”

You can read the Independent article in full here.