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Mothers' campaign for change to surrogacy laws

A woman from Rotherham who has been a surrogate mother twice - is calling for urgent changes to what they believe to be outdated surrogacy law.

When Kate became pregnant she always intended to give the child to its parents, Tracy and Pete from Portsmouth.

But, under UK law she could have changed her mind at any point and kept the baby as her own, because she gave birth to the child.

Pete and Tracy (C) with surrogates Kate (L) and Trisha (R)

The law states that the woman who gives birth has the right to keep the child, even if they're not the genetic parents.

I don't want responsibility for someone else's child - they were down at the other end of the country and my wife was legally responsible for them. She's got nothing to do with that child, so why should she be on that birth certificate over the parents that have longed for and gone through heartache to create that child.

– Kate Fruin-Smith, Surrogate Mother

Which is why Kate and Tracy say the need for better laws is more important than ever.