字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Surrogacy is one of the main, newly emerging aspects of family law. Although the scientific technology has been there for quite some time the law has been quite slow generally to catch up. So it is not always as straightforward as people would think especially if there's international aspects. A surrogacy arrangement is quite complex legally and it is one area of law in which there is no substitute for early advice. Simply to make sure that you can follow and put in place all of the necessary arrangements to ensure that you then become the child's legal parents further down the line because if those steps aren't followed and if the necessary safegaurds are not put in place it can mean that the commissioning parents are not able to take legal parenthood of the child and obviously that creates long-term problems. In English law a surrogacy arrangement isn't legally binding and it's not legally enforceable and any form of commercial surrogacy is illegal and is treated, obviously, as a criminal activity. That's not the case in some other countries and whilst it is quite common to go over to other countries because there is a greater supply of willing surrogates it's very important to ensure that any arrangement that takes place abroad is not going to fall foul of regulations and laws here because that means it won't then be recognised and then placed for a parental order as people would hope. People often don't realise that the common sense basis that you would assume would be the arrangements or in fact the scientific parenthood, genetic material, often don't translate to who is the legal parent. So depending where the child's been born and where the arrangements have been made you can have a situation whereby a child has, for example, no legal parents or for example four legal parents and often the legal parenthood doesn't follow what you would necessarily expect in terms of who's been involved and who's genetic material's been used and thats the classic example of why it is so important to get advice early on so that you know where you stand and also then what steps you need to take in order to make sure that you are the child's legal parents for the rest of their childhood.