Sometimes this is because a woman has medical problems that mean she is unable to have a baby herself. At other times it is because a man has medical problems that mean he is not able to father a child in the usual way.
This is a very complicated area of law. Surrogacy arrangements in England and Wales are not legally binding at the moment. Our government is considering changing the law but until that happens please come and see us about any plans you have that involve surrogacy before you decide to go ahead.
Come and see us so that we can help you decide if surrogacy is the right step for you to take.
Make an appointment with our family lawyers if you are considering carrying a baby for someone else.
Talk to us before you sign any papers about exchanging money as a part of a surrogacy agreement.
Your family law solicitor will be someone experienced in dealing with people considering surrogacy and with women considering carrying a baby for someone else.