More and more single dads opting for surrogacy, and this is set to continue as the UK law now reflects single parent surrogacy
Being single won’t preclude a surrogate from wishing to help you, but you being well supported is an important factor in her decision to work with you.
Single parent surrogacy is certainly possible, but there are some important things to know about surrogacy for singles before moving forward. Single intended parents generally experience the same process, enjoy the same benefits and face the same challenges as couples pursuing surrogacy, with some exceptions. Here, find more information about the single-parent surrogacy experience.
Until very recently, U.K. law discriminated against parents through surrogacy who were single. However on 3 January 2019 new law came into force making parental orders (which give parenthood to the intended parents after the birth and extinguish the status of the surrogate) available to single parents as well as to couples. To apply, single parents need to be their child’s biological parent, which we know continues to exclude some single parents, particularly single mothers. However other creative legal solutions are available also for single mothers ... depending on your situation.