Re A (A child) (Parental order: surrogacy arrangement)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The applicants applied for a parental order in relation to a child, A, who had been born in South Africa following a surrogacy arrangement. The Family Division, in making a parental order, held that the criteria in s 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 had been met. Further, it was clearly in A's lifelong interests that there was consistency as to her legal status in relation to those who cared for her across the relevant jurisdictions where she was likely to live, and that could only be achieved in the present jurisdiction by the court making the order sought.