How do people go about finding and arranging for a surrogate to carry a child for them?
Assisted reproductive technology has generated a range of family building possibilities, not only for infertile couples but also for non-heterosexual people whose parenting choices were previously limited. Technological developments, allowing an extra ‘third-party’ contribution to conception or gestation, has resulted in more people using surrogacy arrangements to become parents.
By the end of this i-learn module on surrogacy you will have:
• learned about the different forms of surrogacy
• knowledge of the UK legal position on surrogacy
• understanding of the current requirements for intended parents (IPs) to gain legal parentage of the child
• familiarised yourself with the stages of a surrogacy journey
More specifically you will have reflected on the importance of responding flexibly to facilitate a safe, positive and rewarding experience for both surrogates and IPs.
Study time: 30 minutes (more if you explore the longer real-life personal stories)
Original content: 2021
Next review: 2024