Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black want to raise their child in the UK despite ‘legal challenges’

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have said “legal challenges” with surrogacy in the UK have made the decision of where to raise their child more difficult.

The couple, who married in 2017, announced they are expecting a child to a surrogate mother on Valentine’s Day.

Black told BBC Radio 5 live that they had “no choice” but to go abroad to become a family because of the complex system in the UK, where commercial surrogacy is not permitted.

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black

However, they intend to bring their child up in Daley’s home country, with Lance Black leaving his native US to live full-time in London last year.

The screenwriter said: “If I ever wanted to be truly loathed by this nation, I would take Tom away from this nation.

“We would like to raise our son here and because of that we are going to face some real legal challenges.

“It would be a much easier path if we decided to raise our son in the US but this country is home for us.”

The couple revealed they are expecting a baby boy in a podcast last month.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Writer Dustin Lance Black (L) and Tom Daley attend the 2018 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for 2018 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony )


The pair also put on record some of the details about their child’s conception – confirming that they conceived the child via an egg donor using another woman, who has asked not to be named publicly, as a surrogate.

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