In the UK, when a women gives birth to a child she is listed as the legal mother, and if she is married her husband is listed as the legal father. In order for surrogacy to work, the intended parent/s (IPs) of a surrogacy relationship must apply for a parental order within 6 months of the birth. The parental order extinguishes the rights of the surrogate (and her husband) and affords full parental rights to the intended parent/s. Previously this right was only given to couples, but as of January 2019, single people can sign parental orders, opening up surrogacy for single men in the UK
Steps to consider
When deciding on host surrogacy you must source eggs from a donor.
Here we give examples of typical cost ranges for both traditional and gestational surrogacy journeys.
Links to various organisations involved in surrogacy and egg donation.
Not an exhaustive list by any means.