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New Good Practice Points: Surrogacy

15th June 2016

New Good Practice Points for health visitors when visiting families where a child is born through surrogacy are published for our Associate members.

This factsheet, written by Cafcass for PHE, explains a couple’s role in surrogacy. Surrogacy is when a woman (the surrogate) agrees to carry and give birth to a baby for a couple who want to have a child (the intended parents). The intended parents may be heterosexual or same-sex, and at least one of the intended parents must be genetically-related to the child.

Please note that this new GPP is available to iHV members only.

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