The Hague Conference on Private International Law is currently studying the private international law in relation to international surrogacy arrangements.
Families are increasingly crossing borders and the discrepancies between the domestic laws in different countries give rise to complicated questions of private International Law. The challenges caused by the recognition of legal parentage by different nation states include questions of nationality, immigration and parental responsibility.
Surrogacy has become a global industry with many website offering their solutions to infertility. Hopefully the Hague Conference will provide new solutions for ‘child filiation’ and address the issue of children’s’ rights that the discrepancies in the law have implicated.