14 Apr 2020 US Surrogacy for UK Intended Parents: Covid-19 Update
Every year thousands of UK intended parents travel to other countries to create families via surrogacy. As we reported last summer, UK surrogacy laws, written in the 1980s, are outdated and pose significant legal obstacles for infertile couples and same-sex couples who opt to become parents through assisted reproduction and surrogacy. The UK Law Commission is expected to issue a report recommending changes to the laws in 2021, after which Parliament will consider the recommendations. In recent years, the United States, with its robust surrogacy industry and high health care standards, has become an increasingly popular for UK intended parents undertaking surrogacy.
In this informative new webinar, targeted to UK intended parents who are considering traveling to the US for surrogacy, International Fertility Law Group partner and ART attorney Molly O’Brien joins Richard Westoby of the San Diego Fertility Center; Natalie Sutherland, head of Family & Child for A City Law Firm; and Karen Holden, founder and managing director of A City Law Firm. The webinar covers how parentage and citizenship are determined under UK law, anticipated costs, planning and preparation, elements of US surrogacy agreements and an update on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on travel and birth.