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Children: surrogacy – single people and parental orders: Research briefing

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper considering surrogacy and parental orders. In particular, it explains the revised position for single people who previously had been unable to obtain such an order.

Section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 had allowed only (prescribed) couples to apply for a parental order – not a single person. The position has now changed following an amendment to the 2008 Act which allows single people to apply for a parental order.

For the report, click here. There is a link to a pdf of the full report at the foot of the page.