Why international surrogacy shouldn’t be ignored: Natalie writes for Bionews

Natalie has written a piece for leading bioethics publication Bionews about international surrogacy. She explains how COVID-19 has thrown a spotlight on intended parents crossing borders for surrogacy in 2020, triggering exemptions from travel bans for parents, new emergency passport processes for surrogate babies, and new HFEA guidance on exporting embryos.

The piece summarises the research Brilliant Beginnings did with the University of Cambridge to understand why UK parents were choosing to go overseas, and sets out some of the positives of international surrogacy, including the robust ethical safeguards available in the USA. It shows how common international surrogacy now is for parents from the UK – even during a pandemic.

You can read the article here.

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