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Surrogacy and adoption

Status of Children Act 1969, s 17, Adoption Act 1955

If an individual or couple uses a surrogate, that individual or couple will need to adopt the child or children in order to get parental rights, even if the egg or embryo was produced by or derived from that individual or one of the couple. The surrogate will be the birth parent for all purposes.

Consent from any egg donor isn’t required for an adoption in a surrogacy situation.

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