Trying to Conceive
Family creation through surrogacy is growing in popularity. Altruistic surrogacy is now recognised as a mainstream family building option in the UK and supported by guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care. However, surrogacy is prohibited or restricted in many countries for social, religious, legal and ethical reasons. As such, some intended parents cross borders to access surrogacy in other jurisdictions where it is permissible, creating complex legal and practical issues asΒ the real life case study (spanning the US, Denmark and the UK) below demonstrates.

Case study: surrogacy in the US

I recently acted for an intended parent couple who decided to build their family through international surrogacy in the US. Dad one was a British citizen in his 40’s and he moved to Denmark to be with dad two, a Danish citizen in his 50’s.
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