It is always sensible to obtain legal advice before any conception takes place to ensure that what is proposed is all within the framework of what is allowed by law, and to minimise the chances of unexpected problems arising.
In addition, once the surrogacy has taken place, the Court will need to make a parental order to transfer legal parenthood. It is therefore crucial to know, before the arrangement is started, that the Intended Parents will qualify for a parental order, so that legal parenthood can be transferred.
To find out more about domestic and international surrogacy, go to our Fertility and Surrogacy Solicitors service page. Alternatively, for advice that is tailored to your circumstances, get in touch with our Fertility and Surrogacy team directly. We can provide support at any stage of your surrogacy journey.