- surrogacy mothers and maternity leave… a little Q…
purely out of interest, sparked by watching a program just now on surrogacy.
if the surrogate mother has a regular job, which offers maternity leave (which, from what i understand is paid leave?), and is also being given money by the eventual parents, do the same maternity leave rules etc apply?
just wondering, as it seems that in some cases (and i realise not necessarily all cases), women may have some financial motive to become a surrogate mother. if so, does she also get all the maternity money too?
taking a break from a job, while getting paid, in order to get more money.
🙂Posted 9 years ago
just wondering how it works, not a comment on the ethics etc.jova54Member
Surely you can only claim ‘Maternity Pay’ if you have a baby, given also thataternity pay continues for the original period if the child dies at birth or within the first 9 months.
If that is so then when the surrogate mother gives the baby to the mother who has ‘sponsored’ it then surely her right to maternity pay ends.
Also, as the sponsoring mother is not adopting the child she cannot claim maternity pay!
Yes or No??Posted 9 years agoSandwichSubscriber
Maternity leave is not just about baby care. The surrogate will have to get body tone back (tendons and ligaments softened by hormones need care to avoid problems caused by work biting the employer), the sponsor is adopting and is also entitled to the babycare element of leave.Posted 9 years agojojoA1Member
I wouldn’t go through pregnancy and childbirth again even for a million pounds.
Were these surrogates in employment HM? I didn’t see the programme, just a trailer, I would be surprised if someone ‘addicted’ to being pregnant as it was suggested these women were, would be ‘stable’ enough to be in gainful employment.Posted 9 years ago
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