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Payne Hicks Beach

25 March 2021

Californian surrogacy arrangements: what all UK intended parents need to know

In our latest podcast, Sarah Williams Head of Surrogacy, Adoption, Fertility & Modern Family at Payne Hicks Beach discusses with Californian Fertility and Surrogacy Lawyer, Rich Vaughn, of IFLG, the International Fertility Law Group how UK intended parents can best navigate Californian surrogacy arrangements. Topics include understanding the Californian surrogacy laws, the rights of the intended parents and the surrogate, current travel restrictions under COVID and the need for advance planning, the Californian court process, special guardianship orders and the eligibility of a US birth certificate and passport. 

Click below to hear Sarah Williams, Head of Surrogacy, Adoption, Fertility & Modern Family and Californian Fertility and Surrogacy Lawyer, Rich Vaughn, of IFLG, the International Fertility Law Group in their podcast. 

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For further information please contact Sarah Williams, Legal Director and Head of Surrogacy, Adoption, Fertility & Modern Family by email or telephone on 020 7693 5821


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