BioNews - International Surrogacy: progress or media hype?: "International surrogacy has become big news. Last month, a landmark international commercial surrogacy case, Re L , attracted front page national headlines. Hard on its heels the media spotlight fell on the birth of Elton John and David Furnish's US surrogate born son, Zachary, on Christmas Day. This has fuelled the debate about surrogacy and the question is why has it generated such attention?
The decision in Re L attracted front page national headlines because it marks a significant watershed in the history of UK surrogacy law. For the first time the court has made clear that the child's welfare will trump public policy on payments.
This is why it's so important for infertile couples to find a reliable IVF clinic before entering into a surrogacy arrangement !