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What you need to know about surrogacy in the UK

The Surrogacy Act 1985 in the UK made it legal. But the commercial use of a surrogate mother is prohibited and it is not allowed to advertise it. Therefore, the surrogate mother can only count on compensation for reasonable expenses related to the pregnancy and childbirth process and does not have the right to receive compensation for inconvenience, as in the USA or Ukraine, where commercial surrogacy is legal. In Britain, there are two types of surrogacy, traditional and gestational. In the traditional case, the ovum of the surrogate mother is used and she will be the child’s biological mother. During gestation, an embryo is implanted in the uterus of the surrogate mother, which is made from the biological material of the intended parents or donors. In this case, the surrogate mother has no genetic connection with the child. When using any of these types, the surrogate mother is considered the legal mother of the child after the birth and until the court grants a parental order or permission for adoption to the intended parents. A parental order is only granted if there is a genetic link between the intended parents and the child, and is not granted to single people or those living outside the UK.

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