Legal Clinic: What does the law say about surrogacy?

Pregnant woman

Maternal mortality cases are prevalent in informal settlements. The cases are also high in societies that still practice traditional childbirth methods.

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What you need to know:

  • As a country, we seem terrified with these concepts that scientifically expand opportunities for couples or individuals hitherto unable to have children to enjoy the possibilities of having and raising their own, notwithstanding our diverse religious, racial, sexual and gender orientations.
  • In it, we address issues of law, practice, and human rights severally and jointly.

Dear Eric,
I am curious to know what the law says about surrogacy in Kenya. Does the mother who carried the child have any rights? Does the mother who wants the child then adopt the child? 


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