About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Surrogacy & Statelessness

The Times reports on Hedley J's call yesterday for a review of Britain’s surrogacy laws after making a ruling that rescued baby twins from a legal limbo, which had left them “marooned, stateless and parentless” in Ukraine. The children faced being brought up in a state orphanage because conflicting laws prevented their Ukrainian surrogate mother and the British couple who paid her £23,000 from being recognised as their legal parents.

There is further comment on the case here .

The full judgment is on the main Family Law Week site here .

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