Brilliant Beginnings’ campaign featured in the Guardian magazine
This weekend’s Guardian magazine cover story ‘Why men decide to become single dads’ has featured BB’s campaign for solo parents through surrogacy. The story talks to the men who have done it and paints a warm picture of those who choose fatherhood through surrogacy and adoption.
The piece also highlights the difficulties solo dads face, with Natalie quoted as saying “There is no legal framework to support these fathers.” As we know at BB, UK law allows single men to conceive through surrogacy but, unlike couples, they cannot apply for a parental order after their child is born in order to secure their parentage in the UK.
The Guardian agrees that it’s a problem. “In effect the law encourages fathers to keep a low profile” says Nicholas Blincoe “which is why Gamble has launched a campaign group Brilliant Beginnings to lobby for the rights of solo parents using surrogacy”.
You can read the piece by Nicholas Blincoe in full here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/nov/02/men-single-dad-father-surrogacy-adoption
There is more information about the Brilliant Beginnings campaign for solo parents through surrogacy at https://www.brilliantbeginnings.co.uk/campaigning/solo-parents-through-surrogacy