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Consultation on regs to allow a single person to apply for a parental order following a surrogacy arrangement

Consultation closes on 20 April 2018

The Department of Health laid a remedial order in Parliament for scrutiny in November 2017. This order addresses an incompatibility in Section 54 of The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 2008, which is concerned with applications for parental orders, which transfers legal parenthood after a surrogacy arrangement. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Parental Orders) Regulations modify the legislation in order to apply selected provisions in respect of adoption, to children who are the subject of parental orders.  The regulations need to be re-made in order to be read with the changes made to parental orders made by the remedial order and for the legislation as a whole to work.

The Department of Health and Social Care is seeking views from all those with an interest in this issue on whether the regulations are correct and accurate.

This consultation closes on 20 April 2018.

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