Surrogacy For Intended Single Parents
Thanks to the greater appreciation for different types of families and the ever evolving world we live in, surrogacy for singles has become more common as a way to build a family of your own.
Single parent surrogacy is most certainly possible, but there are some important issues you may wish to cover before moving forward.
Single intended parents generally experience the same process, enjoy the same benefits and face the same challenges as couples pursuing surrogacy, with a few exceptions.
Being well supported, emotionally as well as practically such as everyday life
arrangements, child care if needed and just to have a helping hand available when needed, are important factors to take into consideration before starting your journey.
In the UK as an example- Until very recently, U.K. law discriminated against parents through surrogacy who were single. However, on the 3rd of January 2019 new law came into force making parental orders which give parenthood to the intended parents after the birth and extinguish the status of the surrogate) available to single parents as well as to couples. To apply, single parents need to be their child’s biological parent, which we know continues to exclude some single parents, particularly single mothers. However other creative legal solutions are available, depending on your situation.