G v G (Parental Order; Revocation): FD 11 May 2012

The commissioning father of a child born through a surrogacy agreement made an application for the revocation of a parental order on the grounds that, first, the order had been wrongly made by reason of numerous procedural defects and, secondly, it had been obtained by a concealment by the commissioning mother of a fact – that she was intending to leave him and raise the child as a lone parent – which, if known, would, according to the commissioning father, have resulted in no order being made.
Held: The application was refused. A parental order, like an adoption order, confers a lifelong status and inalienable parental responsibility to the permanent exclusion of those who until then had parental status, and that, there being no statutory power to set aside a parental order, the court considering such an application should therefore be guided by the authorities on revoking adoption orders.
Hedley J
[2012] EWHC 1979 (Fam), [2013] 1 FLR 286
England and Wales
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Updated: 07 January 2021; Ref: scu.463337