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Law Commission to consider the law of surrogacy

The UK law ‘is outdated and unclear and requires comprehensive reform’

The Law Commission has confirmed that, as part of its 13th Programme of Law Reform, the Commission will consider the law of surrogacy. The Commission says that over the past 10 years the use of surrogacy has risen, but the law in the UK is outdated and unclear and requires comprehensive reform to keep up with the modern world.

The project will consider the legal parentage of children born via surrogacy, and the regulation of surrogacy more widely.

It will take account of the rights of all involved, including the question of a child's right to access information about their origin and the prevention of exploitation of children and adults.

For details of all 14 projects contained in the current programme, click here.