Detailed statutory provision is made in the United Kingdom for determining parenthood in cases involving assisted reproduction1. 'Family life'2 will be recognised as existing between a child and the non-biological mother when a child is born of a surrogate mother provided that the donor is the husband of the non-biological mother3. A parental order will also create family life as a matter of law when it is made in favour of parents who are married or in an enduring relationship but neither is the genetic parent of a child who was born to a surrogate4. A genetic father whose
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