Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe had an article published in today’s Yorkshire Post talking about surrogacy laws.
Mrs Stowe explained that, as things currently stand, the ‘gestational’ mother in a surrogacy agreement is legally the baby’s mother. This means that if she decides not to hand the baby over to the would-be parents, she can do so unless ordered otherwise by the courts. Similarly, if the intended parents change their minds about the agreement, the surrogate mother can be left legally responsible for a baby she never intended to keep.
The subject of surrogacy caught the attention of the media due to a dispute between a surrogate mother and a gay couple who wanted to be parents. Mrs Stowe said that the case demonstrates why the legal system of surrogacy in this country needs a serious overhaul.
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