R and another v T

Adoption – Payment for adoption. The applicants had paid a surrogate mother, T, to have a child for them. They submitted that the court should dispense with the need for T to be served with a parental order, as they had taken reasonable steps to try to locate her. The Family Court held that, in the circumstances, the requirement for service on T would be dispensed with, and that certain payments made to T and the surrogacy clinic would be authorised.

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