Great Britain: single man refused parental recognition of a child born through surrogacy

Publié le 14 Sep, 2015

The United Kingdom High Court of Justice  has refused to grant legal paternal status to a single man whose child was born through surrogacy. 


The petitioner is the biological father of the child who was conceived using the ovules of one woman and the womb of a surrogate mother in the United States. Although the surrogate mother renounced any rights over the child and gave them to the father, and American law views the man as the legal father, the British legal system refused to grant him any parental responsibility.


In fact, in Great Britain, the law does not allow single parents to become the legal parents of children conceived through surrogacy.  However, they have the right to adopt them.

Bionews (14/09/2015)

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