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Ask The Expert: Surrogacy in Ireland – legally, what do I need to know?


by Karen Tobin
23rd Jul 2021

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It is important to note that just because a genetic relationship may exist between the commissioning parents and the child, it does not mean that they are a legal parent under Irish law.

With surrogacy on the rise in Ireland, Karen Tobin (Family Law Solicitor) takes us through the intricacies and legal factors that are important to be aware of if you are considering this route.

Surrogacy has evolved as an attractive route for people to realise their dreams of parenthood.  There are a number of reasons for people to consider the option of surrogacy, such as infertility, a medical condition where pregnancy could endanger life, same sex couples or individual persons.    The law in this area is complex as it strays across a wide cohort of family arrangements, encompassing ethical and moral considerations. Karen Tobin is a Family Law Solicitor...

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