"This landmark decision was the right outcome. There is a significant number of parents who, for one reason or another, have not resolved legal parenthood following surrogacy arrangements. This ruling shows the court takes seriously the importance of doing so and the opportunity to cement parental and child relations should not be denied simply because a child is over 18."
Speaking with the Law Society Gazette, associate Jade Quirke gave a brief Q&A about the recent High Court ruling on surrogacy. The landmark decision granted the first parental order with respect of an adult child, born via a surrogacy arrangement.
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Jade is an associate in the children law team with expertise in fertility law. She advises clients on a broad range of domestic and international children law issues including child arrangements, known donor/co-parenting, legal parenthood and relocation disputes.