My clients have 2 babies on the way from 2 different surrogate mothers in the US. Both babies will arrive unnamed in the UK on US passports in February/March. My clients have been told they cannot start the applications for parental orders until the babies have been in the country for 6 weeks. They’ve also been told they cannot name the children until they have parental orders.
So if I can’t name the children in their Wills, and the definition of child/issue only includes a child in relation to whom a parental order has been made following surrogacy arrangements (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 s.30 and from 6 April 2010, HFEA 2008 s.54) how do I describe these children? Does anyone have experience of this situation?