By Annette Hickey

Surrogacy Update: Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill 2022

AHR Amendments 2024The legislative amendments which provide for the recognition of past domestic and international surrogacy arrangements and permitted international surrogacy arrangements have been inserted into the Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill.

The Bill will come before the Health Committee tomorrow Wednesday the 24th of January. 

This legislative amendments provide us with guidance regarding the procedure and requirements that will have to be complied with before the parents of children born through past domestic and international surrogacy arrangements can apply to the High Court for parental orders.

The legislative amendments provide us with guidance regarding the criteria and requirements a surrogacy arrangement must comply with before the Regulatory Authority will provide a pre conception approval authorisation.

We know that so many parents through surrogacy and parents who are starting their surrogacy journey have been anxiously waiting on the publication of these amendments.

  • We are currently completing a thorough review of these legislative amendments. If you have any questions regarding how the amendments could effect the legal status of your family, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have or click the button below to request a consultation.

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Written By Annette Hickey

Annette has exclusively practised family law in the litigation department for the past 10 years and heads up the firm's Surrogacy & Fertility law team.

She is highly respected and regarded for her expertise and knowledge of fertility law, surrogacy and same-sex family matters. Diligent, thorough and empathetic, Annette brings a wealth of experience, sensitivity and understanding to our team.

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