1.5.13 Surrogacy

If hospital staff become aware a baby about to be, or just born is the product of 'commissioning' and have grounds to doubt the commissioners identity / suitability to care for the baby, or the degree of voluntarism (payment beyond reasonable expenses is unlawful), they should contact Children's Social Care.

Children's Social Care responses should be proportionate to what are likely to be very individual circumstances and legal advice will probably be required.

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