The Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985 (SAA), as amended by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act 1990, governs surrogacy laws in UK. Moreover, legal parentage rules that are awkwardly applied and unenforceable contracts are a dangerous combination in this legislation. This has received harsh criticism from many commentators as well as the courts, whose rulings show that the current legal system is primarily distinguished by the absence of any cohesive regulatory framework.
Besides, over the past ten years, there have been numerous and increasingly common legal anomalies raised in court cases, leading academics as well as official from uk surrogacy agency have increasingly called for reform. The Law Commission received over 1,300 submissions from interested parties in March 2017. This made it clear that surrogates’ and commissioning parents’ voices needed to be heard, but the Law Commission’s surrogacy report, which contains reform suggestions, isn’t due out until 2021.