Surrogacy

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Model documents and policies

Downloadable and customisable documents relating to surrogacy. For more information see the employment law pages on maternity leave and adoption leave.
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Forms

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Statutory declaration of intention to apply for a Parental Order (Surrogacy)

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Last Published: 17 Jul 2015
This form can be used to record a statutory declaration made by an employee in a surrogacy arrangement who intends to take adoption leave. The form outlines the name of the employee, the date the declaration was made and witnessed and the name of the other intended parent.

Letters

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Letter responding to employee who has notified of intention to take adoption leave as a result of surrogacy arrangements

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Last Published: 17 Jul 2015
This letter should be sent to an employee who has notified of their intention to take adoption leave as a result of a surrogacy arrangement. The letter outlines the length of leave the employee is entitled to, confirming the dates of leave as well as confirming whether the employee is eligible to receive statutory adoption pay. The letter also confirms arrangements for returning to work.

Policies

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Policy on adoption leave for employees in surrogacy arrangements

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Last Published: 17 Jul 2015
This policy sets out the procedures that should be followed to ensure a smooth handover at the start and end of adoption leave for employees who are the intended parents in a surrogacy arrangement and who intend to apply for a Parental Order. The policy covers eligibility for adoption leave for those employees who intend to apply for a Parental Order and outlines details of length of leave and pay.