Surrogacy on the rise in England and Wales

The number of parents having a baby using a surrogate in England and Wales has almost quadrupled in the last 10 years, new figures show.

Parental orders, which transfer legal parentage from the surrogate, rose from 117 in 2011 to 413 in 2020.

Two-thirds of applicants are now mixed-sex couples often in their 30s or 40s.

The report is by the University of Kent and My Surrogacy Journey, a non-profit organisation which supports surrogates and intended parents.

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