Parental order time limits: policy – what policy?

ELIZABETH ISAACS QC, MATTHEW MAYNARD, TRACY LAKIN and DYMPNA HOWELLS, St Ives Chambers, Birmingham

The law in relation to surrogacy has been
continually developing since the introduction of the Surrogacy Arrangements Act
in 1985. Since the inception of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act in
1990 it has always been understood that any application for a parental order,
which extinguishes parental responsibility of surrogate parents and transfers
it to commissioning parents, must be made within the first six months of a child’s
life. The same legal provision was transposed to s 54(3) of the Human
Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (HFEA 2008). However, in the recent
decision …read more

Source: Family Law News

    

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