It’s 2017 and most people now believe that what truly makes a family is love, respect and commitment. However, the law for single parents, particularly those interested in adoption or surrogacy, can often seem bewilderingly outdated.
This month the UK government finally acknowledged that the rights of single parents conceiving through surrogacy should match the rights of couples. Proposed changes working their way through parliament have been well received but the law hasn’t changed yet so it’s important to keep up to-date.
There are around 2 million single parents in the UK – that means more than a quarter of all families with dependent children are single parent headed households, yet the UK government’s current position on single parent surrogacy not only leaves British infants in legal limbo but also reinforces outdated notions of single parenthood.
In such a potentially hostile legal environment, creating or adding to your family as a single parent can seem an intimidating prospect, especially if you’re not sure about the costs involved. The internet can seem a blessing at first but the huge amount of often contradictory information available online can quickly become overwhelming and leave would-be-parents unsure of who to trust
If you’re considering adoption or surrogacy as a single parent, getting legal advice doesn’t have to be an expensive and stressful last resort. Creating a family is one of the most important things that many of us do in our lives and getting the right expert advice shouldn’t have to be complicated or prohibitively expensive. Services such as LexSnap offer access to clear and affordable legal advice.
At LexSnap, you can choose from a variety of clearly priced answers prepared by top solicitors that address the common queries and issues that you can face as a single parent when adopting or having a child with a surrogate. If you need further legal assistance, LexSnap can help match you with a lawyer from their marketplace at a transparent and fair rate, so that your focus can be on your family rather than legal complications! For more information go to: https://www.lexsnap.com/