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Family Law

Surrogacy & Parental Orders

Surrogacy Legal Advice

Browell Smith & Co Solicitors’ dedicated and experienced family law team strives to keep up with the fast-moving pace of the modern world.

Our continued investment in innovative technology and legal updates ensures that we are the best choice for the modern family and, with offices in Ashington, Cramlington, and Newcastle, we have offered surrogacy and parental order services across the North East.

Whether you are considering surrogacy or embarking on the process then it is important that you know your legal position and that in the end, your family is fully legally recognised as yours. We are able to work with you and advise you on your options from beginning to end.

We can advise you on the legalities of surrogacy and applying to the court for a Parental Order or, if this is not possible, then adoption.

Whether you are considering surrogacy or embarking on the process, then it is important that you have expert advice on your legal rights and options.

Contact our expert team today to arrange an initial consultation at any of our offices, in Newcastle, Cramlington, Ashington, and Sunderland, or alternatively by phone, to discuss your particular requirements.

Victoria Lant

Solicitor & Head of Family Law

Heather Armstrong

Solicitor - Family Law

Laura Robinson

Solicitor - Family Law & Probate

Anya Harrison

Legal Clerk - Family Law

Victoria Fidgeon

Trainee Solicitor - Family Law

What is surrogacy law?

The surrogate mother will be recognised as the legal mother of a child born through surrogacy (even if she is not genetically related to the child). As well as this, if the surrogate is married, her partner will be treated as the child’s legal father. Legal parenthood can be transferred by parental order or adoption after the child is born.

What is a Parental Order? 

A parental order is a court order which makes the intended parent(s) the legal parents of the child. This permanently removes the parenthood of the surrogate and their spouse.  

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