p. 6119. Becoming a Legal Parent and the Consequences of Legal Parenthood
- Joanna Miles, Joanna MilesReader in Family Law & Policy and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge
- Rob GeorgeRob GeorgeAssociate Professor of Family Law, University College London
- and Sonia Harris-ShortSonia Harris-ShortFormer Professor of Law, University of Birmingham
All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter examines how the status of ‘legal parenthood’ is acquired under English law. It considers different concepts of parenthood and possible approaches to determining legal parenthood; the current legal framework for identifying a child’s legal parents where a child is conceived through natural procreation; and the problems and challenges raised by the use of assisted reproduction techniques and surrogacy.