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Surrogacy is increasingly looked to as an option for childless families, including domestic and international surrogacy. The law is complex and can be a minefield without specialist legal advice.

In the case of international surrogacy, immigration law is also critical and it is usually necessary for families embarking on International Surrogacy to obtain or access through us legal advice in the foreign country where they plan the surrogacy to take place. In these cases we work closely with specialist immigration lawyers to assist our clients in obtaining the necessary legal advice abroad.

How we can help you

  • We can advise all involved in a proposed surrogacy, either domestic or international including to the proposed parents, the surrogate parent/s, the child and the children’s guardian in parental order or adoption proceedings.
  • We provide advice and representation to proposed parents on the range of options available to them to obtain legal rights in respect of a surrogate child.
  • We represent in parental order or adoption proceedings for all those involved in a surrogacy, including prospective parents, surrogate parent/s, the child or children’s guardian.
  • We provide expert advice to local authorities, foreign lawyers or agencies and to clients living abroad, including on important issues in relation to surrogacy such as domicile.

Before entering into a surrogacy agreement, regardless of whether it is with a friend or family it is always best to seek legal advice in order to be made aware of all the potential risks and to understand the process involved to legalise the surrogacy. Our Surrogacy experts are happy to speak with you for a confidential chat.

Naomi Angell is ranked as a leading individual in independent legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Chambers describes Naomi as  “the first person whom applicant adopters should go to”  and  as “hugely experienced, calm and a good listener. 

Written by Anest Mathias

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