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Recent Post:

UK Intended Parents using Surrogacy to have Children are Granted Rights to Leave and Pay

By Antony Blackburn-Starza

From: http://www.bionews.org.uk

uk-flagParents of children born through surrogacy arrangements will be entitled to paid leave, after new legislation is passed by the UK’s Parliament.

The Children and Families Act, which makes a number of changes in child welfare and family justice, will allow intended parents to apply for adoption leave and pay. The law gained royal assent in the same week that the European Court ruled that two women with children born through surrogacy were not entitled under European Law to paid maternity leave (reported in BioNews 747).

Mothers and adoptive parents in the UK are entitled to up to 52 weeks statutory leave and up to 39 weeks statutory pay. Paternity leave and pay of up to two weeks is also available to the father or other partner in adoption, which can be extended up to 26 weeks if the mother or co-adopter returns to work.

However, before the change in law parents of children born through surrogacy arrangements were only entitled to unpaid parental leave of up to four weeks and could not seek maternity, paternity or adoption leave or pay. Paid leave was left at an employer’s discretion, while a surrogate, as a pregnant employee, would be entitled to up to 52 weeks maternity leave.

The changes grant parents using surrogacy the same rights as those adopting children, which are broadly equivalent to current maternity and paternity leave. The new Act also entitles all parents, including those using surrogacy, to share parental leave and introduces changes to adoption pay entitlement, as well as extending the right to flexible working to all employees.

Read more here: http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_409541.asp


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Paula Mahan

"I was part of a small group of legal practitioners who helped merge bold new ideas in Family Law with innovative medical technologies in the treatment of infertility."

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Kevin Mahan

"I had always been predisposed toward helping people solve their problems and a career in law was for me the natural progression of life after Viet Nam."

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