Information and Articles

Babies for Sale?

Babies for Sale?

A study of transnational surrogacy grounded in feminist perspectives. Using a surrogate mother has brought fulfilment and happiness to thousands of would-be parents across the world. But this cross-border ‘trade’ in reproduction is rife with problems. Miranda Davies highlights some of the key issues addressed in her ground-breaking international collection, Babies for Sale? (Zed Books,Read more about Babies for Sale?[…]

Couples Considering Surrogacy Urged Not To Ignore Legal Protection

Couples Considering Surrogacy Urged Not To Ignore Legal Protection

Couples who are using surrogacy to have children are urged by specialist family lawyers to ensure they understand the legal implications of the issue. Data from the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) has revealed that the number of applications from adults seeking parental rights in relation to a child born throughRead more about Couples Considering Surrogacy Urged Not To Ignore Legal Protection[…]

Ask the Expert… US Surrogacy – all you need to know

Ask the Expert… US Surrogacy – all you need to know

Melissa Brisman runs a surrogacy practice in the US called Reproductive Possibilities. She started her career as a lawyer and started her business after her own experience of surrogacy. My Future Family talks to Melissa to find out more about international surrogacy in the US. Melissa: Upon graduation from law school, I married my husband,Read more about Ask the Expert… US Surrogacy – all you need to know[…]

The 4th annual Families Through Surrogacy Conference is taking place in London

The 4th annual Families Through Surrogacy Conference is taking place in London

To help intended parents and potential surrogates navigate difficult journeys, Families Through Surrogacy is holding its fourth annual conference in London on 11 March 2016. About the conference The conference will bring together intended parents, surrogates and surrogacy experts from the UK, USA, Canada, Ukraine and Asia to understand how best to ensure that surrogacyRead more about The 4th annual Families Through Surrogacy Conference is taking place in London[…]

Gay parental rights in the US may affect gay people in the UK hoping for US surrogacy

Gay parental rights in the US may affect gay people in the UK hoping for US surrogacy

Gay parental rights in the US may affect gay people in the UK hoping to use surrogacy in the UK. In this article we explain why. Republican Chairman Reince Priebus, the Chief of Staff is known to have said: “the data, the facts, lead to an inescapable conclusion that every child deserves a married momRead more about Gay parental rights in the US may affect gay people in the UK hoping for US surrogacy[…]

PARENTING FOR BEGINNERS

PARENTING FOR BEGINNERS

Colin Rogerson, Solicitor-Advocate at Dawson Cornwell, offers some advice on the legal issues associated with the journey to parenthood. More and more LGBT people want to start a family. For several years, Dawson Cornwell have been legal sponsors to the Alternative Parenting Show: an annual show held in Covent Garden that provides an ideal opportunityRead more about PARENTING FOR BEGINNERS[…]