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Centre for Family Research

The Centre for Family Research has a worldwide reputation for innovative research that increases understanding of children, parents and family relationships.


New Families

We investigate parent-child relationships and the psychological well being of children in new family forms.

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Social and Cognitive Development and the Family

We investigate children’s relationships within and outside the family in relation to their developing socio-cognitive skills.

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Findings from a new study on parents experiences of surrogacy in the UK and overseas have just been published in the journal Human Fertility.

Dec 14, 2018

The study is the first to compare the experiences of people who have carried out surrogacy in the UK with those who go overseas, for example, to countries such as USA, India and Georgia. The research, led by Dr Vasanti Jadva at the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, in collaboration with NGA Law and Brilliant Beginnings, surveyed over 200 people who had either already had a child through a surrogate, were in the process, or were planning a surrogacy arrangement.

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