810. Effect of artificial insemination or surrogacy.

Prior to 4 April 1988, a child born as a result of artificial insemination by a third party donor was considered illegitimate and the donor, not the mother's husband, was the legal father of the child1.

Where a child was born in England and Wales between 4 April 1988 and 1 August 1991 as the result of the artificial insemination of a woman who: (1) was at the time of the insemination a party to a marriage (being a marriage which had not at that time been dissolved or annulled); and (2) was artificially inseminated with the semen of some