M v W (declaration of parentage): FD 2007

The court made a declaration of parentage where the legal parentage differs from the biological parentage of a child, in this case, where the child was subsequently adopted but wished to have acknowledgement of their ‘natural’ or biological parentage. Hogg J said: ‘The declaration [of natural parentage] sought would not alter or affect the validity of the adoption order made in May 1965. That is a forever order by which the petitioner became a legal member of the adoptive family and the adopters his legal parents.’


Hogg J


[2007] 2 FLR 270


Family Law Act 1986 55A


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedA v P (Surrogacy: Parental Order: Death of Applicant) FD 8-Jul-2011
M applied for a parental order under the 2008 Act. The child had been born through a surrogacy arrangement in India, which was lawful there, but would have been unlawful here. The clinic could not guarantee a biological relationship with the child. . .
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Updated: 19 July 2022; Ref: scu.442012