UK couple granted parentage rights to their adult surrogate child born in the US - The Times

Jade Quirke, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, family and children team.
Jade Quirke
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A landmark ruling on a case in which associate Jade Quirke represented the claimants has granted a UK couple parenting rights over an adult child who was born by a surrogate mother in California more than 20 years ago.

The court made the first parental order which relates to a person over the age of 18, who was born as the result of a surrogacy arrangement.

This ruling highlights the positive impact that this ruling is likely to have, both clarifying the courts' position on whether or not parental orders may be made in relation to adults, and providing encouragement to other families with unresolved legal status following surrogacy agreements abroad.

The first order of its kind : ruling on couple's adult son is a victory for surrogate children appears in The Times, available to read by subscription.

Jade is an associate in the children team with expertise in fertility law.  She has spoken at many events on issues relating to children, fertility and surrogacy law.

Further coverage was featured in the Daily Mail and, via PA Media, extensively across local UK regional publications.

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